DIY Forum

 

Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:15 am
Visit Hilti


Time zone: Europe/London




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Handrail, how to attach
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:55 pm 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:33 pm
Posts: 3910
Location: Dundee, Scotland.
Has thanked: 743 times
Been thanked: 821 times
Hi, the photo shows a 75x75mm post on which I need to attach a handrail. (I will shorten the handrail a bit and round the end into a ball shape of some kind). It is possible I will create an extra support for the handrail in the middle of the length (current length around 1800mm).

My options seem to be:
1 - 2-3 crews from the top straight down to the post;
2 - use angle brackets that I can bend or unbend to match the existing angles
3 - use a strap flat, screw it on the post and screw the handrail from that (don't fancy recessing either wood for the strap).

Is there some other more obvious way that I am missing? :dunno:

Attachment:
IMG_20180914_122537 (768x1024).jpg
IMG_20180914_122537 (768x1024).jpg [ 340.33 KiB | Viewed 584 times ]


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:10 pm 
Online
Pro Carpenter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:11 pm
Posts: 20789
Location: redhill surrey an auld reekie laddie
Has thanked: 694 times
Been thanked: 1984 times
you could scew screw in the front and back off the posts
front off post start say 2" down and drill into the post at about 15 degrees to enter the handrail at about 45 degrees
at the back about 1" from the top

_________________
we are all ------------------still learning



For this message the author big-all has received gratitude : OchAye
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:33 pm 
Online
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:20 pm
Posts: 3697
Has thanked: 1163 times
Been thanked: 1060 times
What about this type of thing
https://www.axminster.co.uk/zipbolt-str ... tor-504430
If you look on the site they do exterior grade ones as well
http://zipbolt.com.au/product-items/zip ... ix-17-150/



For this message the author Dave54 has received gratitude : OchAye
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:00 pm 
Online
Pro Carpenter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:11 pm
Posts: 20789
Location: redhill surrey an auld reekie laddie
Has thanked: 694 times
Been thanked: 1984 times
thinking about a centre support to look like a feature rather than just practical
perhaps a an "A" frame quite shallow from the bottom rail to under handrail made from say 2x1 or even 3x1 affixed to the bottom and middle rail inner face
the angle off the top half may have to be at a tighter angle to look fit in so a compromise between what looks symetrical and what is practical

_________________
we are all ------------------still learning


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:28 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:58 pm
Posts: 3335
Has thanked: 856 times
Been thanked: 373 times
big-all wrote:
you could scew screw in the front and back off the posts
front off post start say 2" down and drill into the post at about 15 degrees to enter the handrail at about 45 degrees
at the back about 1" from the top


:withstupid:

Those zipbolts may not be suitable for outside use. Plus maybe overkill for something that doesn't particularly have to be that decorative.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm 
Online
Senior Member

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:33 pm
Posts: 3910
Location: Dundee, Scotland.
Has thanked: 743 times
Been thanked: 821 times
OK. I can see how I can screw from the post into the handrail. Would you opt for 2 screws at the back of the post and two at the front or just one each side? [Tempted to try with just 2 from the back only].

The post which is against the house is 75 wide but probably half the thickness but may not get as much water from rain so I might just screw top down . [If I work at it I will soon find a reason to buy longer than I have stainless screws].

Below are a couple of photos of the original. No A frame, just one piece of the same planks as used for the side runs, + another piece in between to get the vertical plank to reach the middle (width) of the handrail.

Attachment:
IMG_20180914_161618 (1024x768).jpg
IMG_20180914_161618 (1024x768).jpg [ 372.21 KiB | Viewed 523 times ]


Attachment:
IMG_20180914_161634 (768x1024).jpg
IMG_20180914_161634 (768x1024).jpg [ 316.37 KiB | Viewed 523 times ]


Kind of elegant because it is in proportion with the size of the rest of the wood. And I am back to how do I fix a 21-22mm thick plank onto the handrail :-( The original had everything nailed through the rail.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

 

 




Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO