Whether your outdoor steps are concrete or wood, providing a handrail adds safety and may be required by your local codes. This procedure will be for steps coming off a wooden deck between posts.
Exterior stairs are safer with handrails. (Image: outdoor night stairs with metallic handrails image by d_j_ang0 from Fotolia). Most people traverse steps every day, but that does not mean that it cannot be a dangerous endeavor.
How to Build a Simple Handrail. Now that we have our step dimensions we need to make some calculations to determine how much pipe and what type of fittings
Exterior concrete steps are durable and last for many years. Metal hand railings will last as long as the steps and not need replacing. A metal hand railing involves setting the vertical posts into the concrete steps to anchor them securely in place.
Wooden handrails for exterior stairs provide balance and support when going up and down the stairs, and set off the front stairway. Installing redwood posts and a wooden railing for concrete stairs requires special tools and experience with concrete anchors.
This part of the deck project shows you how to install wood decking and railings. end joists or on the outside, build stairs and add the railings in
To build an outdoor handrail, measure the stairs to determine the number of posts needed, cut and attach the posts to the stairs, and attach a handrail to the posts. Cut the top of each post at an angle before attaching the handrail. When building a handrail, use wood that is designed for outdoor
See how to build a handrail that's cheap How To Build A Handrail For Your Porch Stairs we ran a few exterior-grade screws through the posts and into the
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Easy to install stair handrail kits for your outdoor steps. Browse our metal handrail step kits and buy online. Perfect for porch and exterior entry stairs.
How to Build a Handrail. Stairways are centerpieces in the home, often serving both a practical and decorative purpose. Building a handrail yourself is an inexpensive way to add a new look and feel to stairs in your home, whether indoors...
This video describes how to build railings for an existing brick porch from treated lumber. This style of railing can also be built for a deck as well. I hop...
Install a Matching Wood Handrail on the Wall Side of Your Stairs for Eye-Appeal How to Make a Hand Rail or Railing for Steps and before heading outside to the
Building stairs takes some How to Build a Deck: Wood Stairs and Stair Railings. Use a vertical 2 x 4 pressure-treated board with routed edges or an exterior