Metal Stair Rail Photos

Many people have requested more photos of the metal stair rail. It is remarkably difficult to get good pictures of a staircase, but here’s my best attempt:

Metal Stair Rail - Side

Metal Stair Rail - Ascending View

View ascending the stairs, with my cute 4-year-old son descending.

Metal Stair Rail 4

View of the base of the stairs with detail of the block holding the conduit at an angle.

Metal Stair Rail - Landing

View of the upper landing of the staircase.

Metal Stair Rail - Center Post

View of the center post of the angled section, with detail of the block holding the conduit.

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13 Responses to “Metal Stair Rail Photos”

  1. Matt says:

    This is awesome thanks! I am going to get everything ready before I ‘post’ more info on my project. I have a couple more things I have to do. But thanks!!

  2. Matt says:

    Quick question… what did you do, and how did you wrap the top section of your stair like that with that carpet? What was your process??

  3. Craig Bedward says:

    Matt, I will soon be writing another entry on the staircase. It was entirely carpeted in the conventional (ugly) way. The steps are not hardwood, just pine spattered with construction paint. I skinned them with bamboo for the risers and covered the treads with a modern patterned carpet. Stay tuned for details…

  4. Tony says:

    What about curved stair ways?

  5. Matt says:

    I have finished… actually, I finished them a long time ago just been too busy. Craig, if you would like me to do a post, I would be more than happy too.

  6. Matt says:

    Sorry, forgot to put the link for the stair pics. Here it is:

  7. Bridgete says:

    I love what you’ve done here! I will be trying this type of work for the first time, was it difficult (I mean for someone who is maybe a “5” in home improvement) ?

  8. Mike says:

    How did you drill the hole angles for the stairs

  9. Craig Bedward says:

    I used a drill press with a tilt table to get the angle, clamped down the wood to hold it in place, used a forstner bit for stability, and drilled slooooowly and carefully.

  10. Anonymous says:

    that would not pass code. can’t have horizontals. climbing issues. looks good though

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  12. angie says:

    what did you use for your newel post.

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