Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Right Quarter Turn - Stair Handrailing Parts

The right quarter turn usually refers to handrailing parts that turn to the right. A good example of this would be the picture below. If I was building a handrail and needed to make a 90° turn at a stair landing, I would use a right quarter turn to accomplish this task, most of the time.

Stair handrailing parts and other handrail parts use the term right turn or left turn to provide the material suppliers, stair builders, architects and designers with an exact description of the handrailing parts.


Do Building Plans Have A Description Of The Stairway Handrail?

You would think so, but most of the time they don't. If they do, it might be vague. For example, the architect might have a finished specification page that would require an oak handrailing, with a clear finish.

However, this doesn't provide the handrail builder or finish carpenter with a specific handrail design. In other words, they usually don't have an exact description or product numbers of balusters, banisters, newel posts or other handrail parts.

It really depends upon who designed the home or building. Some architects barely have enough information on the plans to build the home and constantly keep construction workers guessing. Others have more information than anyone would need and these are the designers who could have exact specifications and even handrailing part numbers on the plan.

Remember, just because something isn't on the building plans, doesn't mean that you can't contact the architect or designer, for more information.


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