Design Details - Stairs

posted Nov 4, 2013, 2:24 PM by Keith Groninger   [ updated Nov 5, 2013, 1:41 AM ]
This unique stair railing design is creative and easy to build.  Standard handrail comes with a recessed slot that's sized to receive traditional pickets or balusters.
  Photo credit: Southern Living
The technical name for the pickets is balusters, but you may also hear them referred to as spindles.  Along the bottom, a piece called a shoe or shoe rail, is also available with a 1" wide slot.  Five-quarter (5/4) boards which are actually one inch (1") thick, can be cut into shapes like shown in the photo.  We also seen playful versions of this in coastal beach homes.
A little research into standard stair and railing parts, can reveal creative and cost-effective solutions to designing a one-of-a-kind stair without breaking the bank.