Where would you normally use this timber handrail fitting ?
In the middle of a run of handrail, where a newel post is required to provide extra support. The cap will fit over a newel post.
What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Meranti (aka Durian or Pacific Maple).
The grade of timber that we use is referred to as SELECT, and is the highest quality available.
It is predominantly clear and free of defects, but a small amount of gum vein, tight knots and black specks are acceptable within the SELECT grading rules.
How do you fix it to the handrail ?
Use either the Zipbolt ST-Maxi UT or Zipbolt UT Rail Bolt. Glue the join and then apply a small amount of sanding to blend.
How should you finish it ?
If looking for a natural finish, then a clear lacquer will be fine; or you can use a stain to achieve your desired colour then use a clear lacquer to finish it off.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.