Frequently Asked Questions
We have Maple, Red Oak, and American Poplar in stock and will manufacture products in Alder, Beech, Hickory, Cherry, Walnut, Pine, White Oak, and more upon request.
Horizontal Rail: Finished floor to top of rail: 36” Diagonal Rail: Finished nosing to top of rail (measured vertically): 36” (use a level) Note: Building codes may vary. Please check current codes in your area.
Only for custom staircases at this time.
No, we only supply interior products.
For a horizontal rail, a 4′ foot post is sufficient. At the bottom of a stair, the post is 4½’ tall. Depending on how winders are framed, a longer post may be necessary (5′ to 6′)
It can vary according to one’s preference, but typically they are positioned 9-10″ tall from the finished floor height on a four foot post (or approximately 1 – 1½” below flutes).
The post is best installed before the flooring is put in. The remainder of the rail can be installed before or after the flooring.
Our wood spindles come in 35 1/2" and 41 1/2" lengths, and our metal spindles come in 36" and 42" or 44" lengths.
Typically, there are three metal spindles on each tread (one 35″ at the front of the tread, and two 44″ at the back of the tread).
Most of our suppliers can ship orders within 7-10 days
Can I replace the wood spindles in my existing railing with metal spindles without replacing the whole rail?
In most cases, yes. If your current railing has wooden spindles, then we can supply square metal spindles with fillet that would fit the existing rail.