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Post Caps - Woodworking And Stairway Wood Trim

A post cap would be any decorative object that sits on top of a post. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a decorative post cap that's sitting on top of a wood post. Post caps come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and materials.

You can purchase custom-made post caps from most Home Improvement Centers and Lumber Yards. Post caps are often used on exterior stairways and are rarely used inside of a house.


How To Create Elegant Handrails Without Spending Lots Of Money?

Again, don't build anything until you have designed it correctly and you're happy with the design. This would include building your handrails and your ability to think outside the box.

It's not that difficult to build a simple exterior handrailing. Usually they can be made out of construction standard materials and there won't be any need for special ordered items.

Here's the secret to creating elegant handrails without spending a lot of money. They're called exterior post caps. You can usually find them for less than $10 each and turn a regular handrail into something wonderful.

Just imagine what the stairway handrails would look like in the picture above if you removed the post caps. Hopefully you have a nice picture of this in your mind. It doesn't look very nice, does it?

Everyone likes to make improvements and post caps are a wonderful way to make them.


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