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Handrails

The Handrails from Bestdeckrailingproducts can be used for wood stairs, interior handrail, stair way, or exterior.

These Handrails can be used both on top or on bottom.

The 3 x 3 Spindles can be used with a 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 Handrail.  But the 4 x 4 Spindle can only be used with a 2 x 6 Handrail.

A word about our dimensions and sizes for all Handrails...

  • The dimensions of a 2" x 4" are actually 1 3/8" by 3 3/8"
  • The dimensions of a 2" x 6" are actually 1 3/8" by 5 3/8"

The grooves on the handrail are as follows:

  • Our 2 x 4 Handrails have a 1 ½ inch groove.
  • Our 2 x 6 Handrails have a 2 ¼ inch groove.

 

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Deluxe Handrails

Deluxe Wood Deck Railing Handrail
 

How to Install Pressure Treated Handrail

  1. Make sure handrail is cut square with the post.
  2. Cut to proper length, attach spindles then mount pressure treated handrail to post using either handrail mounting bracket available at your local hardware store or using your drill, drill a pilot hole across corner of handrail onto post on all four sides, then using #8 21/2" or 3" screws attach handrail to post.
Choose a Size:
  • 2" x 4" 12' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar
  • 2" x 4" 8' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar
  • 2" x 4" 6' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar

 

 

Selecting the best Handrails.

Choose our hand rails because they are made from vertical grain lumber so you will get very minimal bows, splits, twists, warps etc.   There are very few knots in our hand rails.

What size Handrail do I need?

The size of the groove in the handrail is 3/8 inch deep and 1 1/2 inch wide, so it's a perfect size for a 3/8 inch lattice strip.     To keep the handrail section from sagging after a few years, place a wooden supports) at the bottom.  At least one per 8 feet section (2 for 16 section) on the bottom of the bottom handrail between the handrail and the deck.

 

Customers ask "How Soon can I stain my handrail or preserve on it?"  

To help maintain the natural color, put preserve on it as soon possible.  You may have heard that you have to wait to preserve it.  But since our handrails are already kiln dried, you can apply the stain or preserve right away.  Our handrails are already dry so you can stain in right away.

 

Moulded Handrails

Cedar Moulded Wood Deck Railing Handrail
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Pressure Treated Moulded Wood Deck Railing Handrail
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Choose a Size:
  • 2" x 4" 12' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar
  • 2" x 4" 8' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar
  • 2" x 4" 6' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar

 

New England Handrails

Cedar New England Wood Deck Railing Handrail
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Pressure Treated New England Wood Deck Railing Handrail
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Choose a Size:
  • 2" x 4" 12' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar
  • 2" x 4" 8' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar
  • 2" x 4" 6' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar

Available in 2" x 6":

Contemporary Handrails

Cedar Contemporary Wood Deck Railing Handrail
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Pressure Treated Contemporary Wood Deck Railing Handrail
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Choose a Size:
  • 2" x 6" 12' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar
  • 2" x 6" 8' long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar

 

 

How do you fasten a Hand Rail to a post?

Our free advice is one of the 3 ways.   

  • Choice 1) Buy a small metal bracket a Home Depot and our recommended choice is…
  • 2) to use and end board because the bottom handrail is not the same as the top handrail.  
  • Choice 3) is to toe screw the handrail into the post after you have pre dilled the holes


Lattice Strips

Pressure Treated Wood Lattice Strips

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Cedar Wood Lattice Strips

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A word about our dimensions and sizes....

  • The dimensions of a 3/8" x 2" are actually 3/8" by 1 3/8"
  • The dimensions of a 1/4" x 2" are actually 1/4" by 1 3/8"

Choose a size:

  • 3/8" x 2" 8' long
  • 1/4" x 2" 8' long

Available in Pressure Treated and Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar\

 


End Boards

1 X 4 X 38" Pressure Treated Endboard 1 X 4 X 6" Pressure Treated Endboard

 

Choose a Size:

  • 1" x 4" 6" long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar

  • 1" x 4" 38" long - Available in Pressure Treated or Coastal Red Kiln Dried Cedar


How do you fasten spindles to handrail?  Fastening spindles to a handrail explained. 

Our top rail handrail can easily be used as a bottom rail. When you use a top rail as a bottom rail, all you have to do is turn it up right so the water doesn't lay in the groove.  When fastening the spindles to the hand rail,  S&L recommends using a lattice strip for the top rail.  Fasten your lattice strip to the spindle and then fasten the lattice strip to the groove in the handrail.  This way you won't have screws showing on the top of the handrail- as the lattice strip will be fastened to the handrail from the bottom up.  For the bottom hand rails run screw from bottom of handrail up into your spindles.

 

In May a customer purchased 3x3 36" Spindles in Houston Texas.