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Design.

Handrail profiles.

Different handrail profiles,

Full size prints, different sizes for different spindles.

Handrail profiles H1 - H4 rendered in Oak
Handrail Profiles Sheet 1 Oak

Feature separation.

How and why to separate the different handrail features at the start of any flight with a feature tread.

Monkey's Tail with Flat 90º bend set behind.
Monkey’sTail – Flat 90º bend

Technical.

Quick on the draw.

This section is a shortcut to some time saving bits.

It is advisable to have a good understanding of how to draw these parts before using these “drag and drop drawings”

Monkey's Tail over 44mm spindles tread divided by 8.
Monkey’s Tail over 44mm spindles tread divided by 8.

Component Geometry.

Drawing the handrail components, these guides will help with the design and drawing of the staircase that fits under them.

handrail component, Monkey's tail Geometry
How dividing the space for the Monkey’s tail will open or close the turns.

Handrail profile cad outlines.

A quick reference page for the different handrail profiles to suit the different spindle sizes.

Cad outlines for download.

Handrail profile outline 9B 35
Handrail profile outline 9B 35

Natural height through landings and turns.

How the handrail will reach a natural height along the landings, allowing the handrail to flow equally at the lead in and lead out pitches.

The mid point handrail height.
The mid point handrail height.

Workshop.

Cutting the opening cap joint

How to mark the opening cap for cutting the handrail in.

The stages of cutting an opening cap.
The stages of cutting an opening cap.

Rebating diminishing handrail.

How to cut the 90º rebate for setting the handrail to the underside if stringers and ceilings.

Diminishing handrail under ceiling or stringer.
diminishing handrail under ceiling and stringer.

Site.

Handrail ties.

The handrail ties used to stabilise the handrail, used on many traditional geometric handrails.

Period handrail tie.
Period handrail tie.

Handrail stands.

A mobile stand that you can set on the treads or landings to set the handrail to height and hold it in place while fitting the spindles.

Handrail stands used for fitting handrail.
Handrail stands