Handrail Jacks - Stair Handrail Construction
Handrail jacks are boards used in the construction or framing of a stair handrail, that's going to be covered by another building material, like drywall, stucco or siding. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a handrail jack stud.
Carpenters from all over the United States use
different names to describe different parts of the stairway. Handrail
jacks can also be referred to as studs, cripples, handrail studs, gable
studs or rake wall studs.
Make sure that you schedule some time, to go through the rest of the stair glossary, if you're not going to do it today. There are plenty of interesting stair construction tips and some fascinating words that are still used today to build homes.
Stairs / Stair Glossary
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