Choosing a Handrail Style

Once you have determined exactly where you are going with your stairs your next step will be to choose a style. Many of your style decisions will be based on the direction you have decided to go. When choosing a … Continued

Stair Parts Terminology

Pin Top Newel: A newel with a dowel on top which inserts into a fitting for an over the post stair system. Ball Top Newel: A newel, generally with turning which has a round top sitting on a block. Starting … Continued

Role of the Stair Builder

Role of the stair builder By Andrew Young “Nothing spoils a nice suit more than a lousy pair of shoes…” Was one of the sage bits of advice my great grandfather imparted to me.  Outside the odd wedding, funeral or … Continued

Stair Parts Lingo

  Newel: Commonly called a “post”. The Newel is a strong vertical post used at the start of a railing. They are also used to strengthen the rail system on balconies and landings. Baluster: Commonly called a “spindle”; these help … Continued