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|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.
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.
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