Where would you normally use this timber handrail fitting ?
It has a dual purpose use; it can be trimmed back to 37 degree to form part of the handrail on a staircase when needing to change from the horizontal plane to a 37 degree incline (most stairs are pitched at 37 degrees), or it can be mitred at one end and used as a gooseneck at the top of the staircase or on a quarter landing or winder.
What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Radiata Pine.
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 ?
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 and Meranti version of the same bend.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.