I am renovating a house built in the 1840's and need a little help with how to do the railing on the second floor. The second floor is a 3/4 story so the ceiling is very low, if I put a normal height railing I will never be able to get my furniture upstairs. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for making a railing that is standard height but that I can remove or "fold over" in order to get large items up and down the stairs.
Feb 03, 2013, 12:25 PM
Since moving furniture is going to be a rare event, you can make a railing that can be completely removed with a few tools.
Several ways to do this but one way would be to make a rail system with a solid bottom plate. To install, the bottom plate is screwed to the floor and the rail ends attached with rosettes at the ends. Depending on the actual run and layout, you may need newel posts at one end or the other. Screws in the rosettes and on the bottom plate can be covered with removable plugs.
Mar 16, 2013, 03:43 AM
Basically, the solution is simple; we would use a few screws to attach a base plate to the floor and one on the railing that would be attached to the wall. In some instances we will place a removable wooden plug to cover the screw. In other instances we will use a decorative screw, for example, a slotted brass or chrome screw. When a newel post is required, we will used a nut and bolt system. The goal is to easily remove the guardrail and put it back in place with little effort.
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