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Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS. Part 1 — Preparation We started the project by carefully templating the existing stair in plan and elevation, so that we could replicate the shape in our shop. Tim and his plumb bob! On to making sawdust!
Milling the first side. And the second side, with the clamping profile underneath as a cradle. The completed profiles.
The last step before the glue-up was to cut and wax the clamping blocks. Part 2 — The glue-up Anyone who imagines woodworking as an idyllic pastime has not been present for a large-scale glue-up.
How to Bend Wooden Stair Handrail Step by Step Guide
First unthickened epoxy. And then epoxy with a gap-filler. As with all woodworking tasks, a contemplative frame of mind is crucial to success. Part 4 — Installation As we drove to the job site with all the handrail parts, a little anxiety crept in — had Tim really gotten all those measurements right? This fairly complex traditional oak staircase is free standing and curves through degrees, passing through a gap in the wall between rooms.
String being constructed with oak vaneers around purpose built former. Alongside is a section of handrail still 'in the square' before it is molded.
We constructed this colonial style curved staircase to the customers design. It fits into the double height, curved atrium of a new house. It has a long uninterrupted hand rail terminating in a traditional scroll. The curved oak treads mirror the scroll above. Joinery Overview.
Bending handrail generally comes in 7 to 10 different layers ply and is glued together and curved. Step 1 — Prepare the guide blocks. The guide blocks can be made out of lumber and serve as the handrail guide.
They hold the handrail into place in the correct curve. Step 2 — Nail the guide blocks into place along the handrail path.
Do not use a nail gun as you will need to pull these out after the handrail has dried. Step 3 — Using a paint roller, apply a thin layer of wood glue in between each layer of the bending handrail. Step 4 — Take your glued handrail and place it within the guides.