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Robert Burns
Attaching a banaster to a wall

I have to attach a level banister end to a wall. The original builder used a nail at the end and drove it into the wall. Lazy shortcut and it's pulled out of the wall. What can I use that will butt the end of the banister to the wall in a more secure manner?
I'm talking about a short banister on a second floor landing that runs parallel with the floor and butts to the wall.

Thanks for your help.

Thanks for nothing. I figured it out myself.

basswood
Re: Attaching a banaster to a wall

Glad you were able to figure it out.

I use a rail bolt kit, but in the case mentioned here, the wall takes the place of the newel post.

http://www.stairfasteners.com/s_rail.htm

The 302 kit would work fine.

I prefer to install a half newel to the wall and bolt the rail to that (see photo for half newel). Looks better than a rail bolted to the wall or a rosette.

I hope to answers some old questions here and bury a few of the threads by the Spam Trolls.

Cheers,

Basswood

http://basswoodcarpentry.com/

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