Aluminum Railing, Portfolio #20.
The customer approached us and asked us to design an aluminum railing that doesn’t look like a run-of-the-mill cookie-cutter aluminum railing.
We did exactly that.
The customer approached us and asked us to design an aluminum railing that doesn’t look like a run-of-the-mill cookie-cutter aluminum railing. So we did exactly that.
The first thing you’ll probably notice is the color. This aspect alone takes you right back to the first time you bought a brand new cast iron pan. Despite this, it’s a fairly modern piece.
Now, remember, every inch of this railing is aluminum.
The metal stairs are made from 2×2 round corner aluminum with 1/4 x 1 1/2 solid aluminum flat bars on edge; these are all interconnected with low profile flat bars. We then infill paneled the inside of the stairs to conceal the sides.
The stair railings are attached to the spun posts with a large 1/4 x 4 plate. The railing itself’s made from 2×4 aluminum top caps with a 1×2 underslung, the 2×4, and as the bottom rail.
The pickets are 1″ round corner spaced extra tight at 1 5/8″. The other guard railings are made to look like the wood that was once there.
There’s one thing you should know about this project: it’s extremely heavy.
The top caps are 5″ heavy aluminum channel with a 4×4 inserted deeply into the channel. And the pickets are a massive 2 1/2″ round corner attached to a 2×4 lower rail.
This is about as strong and as heavy as you could possibly go.
These are the kinds of projects we love doing and are known for. In case you’re curious, a project like this is roughly 18k to design, create, produce, and complete.