Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Rail Fitting - Balustrade And Stair Handrailing

A rail fitting would be any part that wasn't perfectly Straight and could be used to join two banisters or sections of handrailing together. The pictures below provide you with two different types of rail fittings that can be used for building handrails.

Just to confuse you, I will try to provide you with a few of their names. Left Hand and Right Hand Volute, Start Easing, Left Quarter Turn, Level Quarter Turn, 135° Level Turn, Tandem, Over Easing, 90° Under Easing, S-Curve Right-Hand, S-Curve Left Hand, Up Easing, Returned End, Opening Cap, Left-Hand Turn Out, Right-Hand Turn Out, Right-Hand Gooseneck and Left-Hand Gooseneck.

And if you can't find the parts that you need, you can probably make it yourself or pay someone to make it for you. I've seen some of the most interesting handrail fittings that you could possibly imagine, created by some of the best finish carpenters around.


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