3 x 6 Handrail Problem And Poor Design

The 3 x 6 newel post shouldn't be sticking up past the top of the handrail, instead the handrail should run over-the-top and ease into it, to prevent purses or clothing from being snagged, causing someone to fall and become injured.

Remember, we've got to put a little more thought into our stairway designs or suffer the consequences, if someone becomes injured. One of my biggest concerns was stairway construction is safety and it should be yours also.

lower wood handrial design that is unsafe
lower wood handrail design that is safer