|Project by richgreer||posted 09-01-2012 04:27 PM||1147 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I thought this would be an easy project. I was wrong. I did 4 flights of stairs and the measurements for each flight were different. Also, lining up with anchors in the wall can be tricky. Nonetheless, we got it done.
This is 8/4 red oak. There are dowels embedded in each of the joints. There are bolts connecting the rail to the wall, with a 2.5” spacer to keep them out from the wall. The bolts are countersunk .75” and the holes filled with plugs that, as much as possible, match the grain around them. Finished with poly.
This is not a high profile, spectacular project. It is very practical and its purpose is safety.
May I say that these rails are VERY solid and I think that is important.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.