Where would you normally use a timber handrail fitting ?
As a decorative way of finishing the end of a handrail.
What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Radiata Pine.
What are the important dimensions ?
Overall : 50mm Diameter half ball with a 16mm diameter dowel for fixing purposes.
How do you fix it to the handrail ?
Drill the end of the handrail (with a 16mm drill bit), then glue to the rail. A small amount of sanding will be required to blend where they join.
How should you finish it ?
As the handrail (to which the bend will be joined) has finger-jointing which is visible, we suggest that it should only be used for painting purposes.
If wanting to stain and lacquer, we suggest using the Vic Ash, American Oak or Meranti version of the same bend.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.