Turn Out - Wood Stair Handrailing
A turnout is usually located at the bottom of the stairway and is part of the wood handrailing. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a right turnout. If you're facing the bottom of the stairway, a right turnout would be on the right side of the stairway and a left turn out would be on the left side.
A turn out goes over the newel post and is usually purchased separately. However, you must purchase a wood turn out that matches the specific banister or handrailing that you're planning on using. Make sure that you understand what you're ordering, otherwise you're going to have problems.
How To Avoid Wood Stair Handrailing Order Problems
I've mentioned this before, but it doesn't hurt to mention it again. If
you haven't ever installed a wood handrail, it wouldn't be a bad idea to
contact a local stair parts distributor and use their expertise, to help
you through the process.
If you're going to order something over the Internet for even at your local lumber yard or home improvement center, you could find yourself dealing with an associate who really doesn't know the first thing about handrails. All you need to do is order one handrail fitting that isn't going to work and you could be waiting a while, for the next part to arrive.
Most of my writing is done from experience, trying to share what I've learned with others. Since most stair handrailing parts aren't readily available, it wouldn't be a bad idea to get your order correct, the first time.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not about to suggest that you're going to go down to a stair parts distributor and get everything right the first time, because I've had problems with them, also. You're just going to increase your odds, by dealing with someone who has a little more knowledge about handrails.
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