Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Tandem Cap - Stairway Handrail System

A tandem cap is part of a handrail system that usually goes over a newel post and sits in between two banisters or handrails. The picture below provides you with a pretty good illustration of a tandem cap and how it's used.

Tandem caps usually provide handrail builders with the ability to go over a newel post, instead of butting the banisters into them. These handrail parts are mainly used on handrails that are horizontal and are rarely used for sloping handrails, like the one you would find running down the side of a stairway.

There are plenty of stairway handrailing parts that will provide you with different options to create different handrails. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with all of the stair parts imaginable, before you plan or build your handrails.


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