Staircases and Wrought Iron Handrail

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We have another web site that is dedicated wholly to wrought iron railings and handrails.  On it are many more examples of our work and much more information than is shown on these railing pages.

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Wrought Iron Staircases and Wrought Iron Railings Overview   Three examples of wrought iron hand rail.

Wrought Iron Staircases Overview    this page   Florentine, Rosemont, Blacksmith

The elegant staircase at the left is located in Appleton, Wisconsin and was showcased in the Valley Home Builders Association Parade of Homes in the fall of 2004.  Of course these are all custom wrought iron railings.

The Florentine handrail design

NOTE:  Handrail, railings, and gate entrances are not available in brushed metal.

The second photo shows another curved staircase.  The detail shown is part of the balcony which curves with the upstairs landing and then continues to curve down the stairs.  This handrail, as the one above, is also located in Appleton, Wisconsin and was shown in the Valley Home Builders Association Parade of Homes in the spring of 2003.    

Some of our wrought iron railings integrate graceful swirling spirals while other handrail designs incorporate strong patterns and repeating design motifs.  All are hand produced and are formed with meticulous attention to detail and the highest quality materials.  Installation by Mark Brown assures that your handrail fits perfectly into its designated location in your home.

The Rosemont handrail design 

Each one of our custom built wrought iron staircases is a work of art.  These wrought iron railings are often considered to be the focal point of the homes in which we have built them.  

These beautiful curved staircases are hand forged wrought iron with a wood cap-rail. 

Blacksmith Handrail is at the bottom of the page as well as instructions for the installation of exterior railings core drilled into concrete or brick or stone.

Wrought Iron Staircases 1                                       Infinity Handrail

Wrought Iron Staircases 2                                       Eon Handrail
Wrought Iron Staircases 3                                       Florentine Handrail
Wrought Iron Staircases 4                                       Rosemont Handrail
Wrought Iron Staircases 5                                       Blacksmith Handrail
Wrought Iron Staircases 6                                       Eternal Handrail
Wrought Iron Staircases 7                                       Laurel Handrail
Wrought Iron Staircases 8                                       Arches Handrail
Interior Railings 1                                                     Square Bar Railing
Wrought Iron Gates                                                  Moose
Gate Entrance 1                                                       Stagecoach
Gate Entrance 2                                                       Cattle
Gate Entrance 3                                                       Steer and Horse
Gate 3                                                                       Interior stair gate
Exterior Handrail and Railings 1                               Arrow
Exterior Handrail and Railings 2                               Logic and Double Scroll
Exterior Handrail and Railings 3                               Mission
Exterior Handrail and Railings 4                               Lucid
Exterior Handrail and Railings 5                               Moira
Exterior Handrail and Railings 6                               Lucid    (more photo examples)
Exterior Handrail and Railings 7                               Bowed
Exterior Handrail and Railings 8                               Twisted
Exterior Handrail and Railings 9                               Twisted Basket
Exterior Handrail and Railings 10                             Stalwart
Exterior Handrail and Railings 11                             Bella
Exterior Handrail and Railings 12                             Pipe Rail
Gate Design Samples 1                                            3 gate design samples         
Wood Cap Rail Options
Handrail Terminology Explained
Measuring for Handrail
Handrail Brackets 1             
Handrail Brackets 2          
Handrail 1                                                                  Grooved
Handrail 2                                                                  Engraved
Handrail 3                                                                  Honeycomb
Handrail 4                                                                  Scalloped
Handrail 5                                                                  Tubular          
Handrail 6                                                                  Pipe


The Blacksmith handrail design

The photo on the left shows stair handrail and is located in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  The cap-rail is hand beaten and forged.


Exterior Installation of Railings

Core drill installation, floor-mount railings

FIRST - If any part of the railing must be screwed to another part to form a section or to form the complete railing, fasten them together with the screws or bolts provided.

Set the posts on the steps or the landing in the positions at which they will be installed - mark these spots.

Core drill 3" diameter holes that are 6 inches deep.

Dry fit the railing to be sure that the posts fit into the holes.

IMPORTANT - Slip the shoes onto the posts and temporarily tie them up with string so that they are out of the way.

Mix a good grade hydraulic cement such as Rockite according to the package directions. 

Fill the holes completely.

Set the posts into the holes, positioning the railing. 

Use temporary bracing to hold the railing plumb and level.  Some of these hydraulic cements start to set up fairly fast so you will want to work quickly to position the railing correctly. 

Be SURE to mound up the cement a bit so that no pools of water can form around the base of the posts.  Rain water, hose water, etc. must be able to run off of the cement.


Discard the temporary bracing.

Let down the shoes.

Stand back to admire a fine job, well done.

Rockite - we use this because it expands slightly as it dries and
                makes a really tight and secure installation
                    This is available at Ace Hardware, and probably other hardware
                    stores and on line.
    Plate installation, , floor-mount railings:
            plates with 4 screw holes are welded to the bottoms of the posts
            concrete anchors are provided with which to screw the plates down
   shoe for the railing post 




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