Fittings

Whether you’re working with a post-to-post rail system, or an over-the-post rail system, in most cases you will need some series of components to tie it all together nicely, or more simply, to make it “fit.” Handrail fittings are of many different kinds, and allow you to easily adapt your rail system to your home’s layout. They are designed to accommodate alignment, enhance starting points, and bring consistent resolution at ending points throughout the installation process. All of the following profiles are available in Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Poplar, Beech, Walnut, Mahogany, and Hickory. If there is some other custom species that you’re looking for, please do not hesitate to ask us about it.

70 series 2 1/4” x 2 3/8”
The 70 series line of fittings is the most popular approach to a stair system. Its popularity stems from its basic, but attractive design, and as well its suitability in dimensions which may be accommodated to nearly any home. The profile is a fine balance between “not too plain” and “not too busy” or “not too big” and “not too small.” It is also very easy to work with in the installation process. The more complex a profile is, the more complex the installation process becomes. If you’re looking for a profile that’s popular, attractive, not too plain or busy, not too big or small, and easy to install, then the 70 series is just for you.

72 series 2 5/8” x 2 3/8”
The 72 series line of fittings is the largest version of a very popular profile. It exhibits all of the same characteristics of the 70 and 71 series regarding basic design and ease of installation, yet is slightly bigger than both. Like the 71 series, it also widens your range of baluster options (see our 1 ¾ line of balusters). If you’re looking for the characteristics of the 70 and 71 series line, yet want it slightly bigger, then the 72 series is just for you.

73 series 2” x 2 3/8”
The 73 series line of fittings is the smallest profile we have to offer you. It retains a very simple yet attractive design, and is very easy to work with in the installation process. It offers a unique smoothness in approach which is even more noticeable when handling.

77 series 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
The 77 series profile is one of our largest profiles. It also is our most popular profile when it comes to complexity and overall design, and also offers you a widened range of baluster options according to your preference (see our 1 ¾ line of balusters). If you’re looking for a larger and more weighty rail, with an intricate array of finely crafted curves and angles, then this profile is just for you.

78 series 2 1/4” x 2 1/4”
The 78 series is an attractive mid-range profile. It has a very smooth design without many angles, yet exhibiting a nice range of curves that would compliment any home. It also is a rail with a wider base, which broadens your options of balusters.

79 series 2 5/8” x 2 3/8”
The 79 series is another popular style which offers an attractive bevel or slanted edge at the top of the profile. Like the other larger profiles, you have more baluster options when the base of the rail is widened (all finely tuned according to your preference).

The following fittings are available in all of the profiles mentioned previously (70-79).
For convenience we will use the 70 series to convey your options.

fittings | Coped End 7008 fittings | Return End 7009 fittings | Starting Easing 7010 fittings | Level Quarterturn 7011 fittings | Up Easing 7012
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Coped End 7008 is designed to rest against a cap, and may be applied from a wide range of angles. Return End 7009 is simply an easy way to end a handrail run. Starting Easing 7010 is literally a “straight forward” over-the-post fitting option that not only secures, but enhances the beginning of your stair system. Level Quarter Turns 7011 provide a 90 degree angle for areas where posts are not used — especially when returning a handrail to a wall. Up Easing 7012 allows a handrail to smoothly transition from an angled position into the vertical portion of a fitting.

fittings | Over Easing 7013 fittings | Up Easing 7014 fittings | Starting Easing 7015 fittings | Over Easing 7016 fittings | Opening Cap 7019
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Over Easing 7013 allows a handrail to smoothly transition from an angled position into a horizontal position — whether continuously into handrail, or ending at a newel post. It is another option to a gooseneck fitting. Up Easing 7014 essentially performs the same thing as the 7012, but at a more aggressive angle. It starts from an angled position, and ends at a vertical position. Opening Cap 7019 essentially performs the same thing as the 7012, but at a more aggressive angle. It starts from an angled position, and ends at a vertical position.

fittings | Tandem Cap 7020 fittings | Quarterturn Cap 7021 fittings | Left Hand Volute 7030 fittings | Right Hand Volute 7035 fittings | Left Hand Turnout 7040
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Tandem Cap 7020 is an over-the-post fitting that joins two separate horizontal sections of rail at newel junction. Quarterturn Cap 7021 is an over-the-post fitting that joins two separate horizontal sections of rail at a 90 degree newel junction. Left Hand Volute 7030 is an over-the-post fitting that essentially functions as a starting easing, but extends outward toward the left, and adds an additional flowing effect to the beginning portion of your stair system. Right Hand Volute 7035 is an over-the-post fitting that essentially functions as a starting easing, but extends outward toward the right, and adds an additional flowing effect to the beginning portion of your stair system. Left Hand Turnout 7040 is an over-the-post fitting performing the same function as a Left Hand Volute, but does not turn out as aggressively.

fittings | Left Hand Turnout 7041 fittings | Right Hand Turnout 7045 fittings | Right Hand Turnout 7046
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Left Hand Turnout 7041 is an over-the-post fitting similar to the 7040 Left Hand Turnout, but does not turn out as aggressively. Right Hand Turnout 7045 is an over-the-post fitting performing the same function as a Right Hand Volute, but does not turn out as aggressively. Right Hand Turnout 7046 is an over-the-post fitting similar to a 7045 Right Hand Turnout, but does not turn out as aggressively.

fittings | Left Hand 2 Riser with Cap 7060 fittings | Right Hand 2 Riser with Cap 7065 fittings | Left Hand 2 Riser No Cap 7071 fittings | Right Hand 2 Riser No Cap  7076
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Left Hand 2 Riser with Cap 7060 is an over-the-post gooseneck with a 13” vertical rise. It levels off intermediately for the newel junction, then extends upward to the left into another angled section of rail. Right Hand 2 Riser with Cap 7065 is an over-the-post gooseneck with a 13” vertical rise. It levels off intermediately for the newel junction, then extends upward to the Right into another angled section of rail. Left Hand 2 Riser No Cap 7071 – this gooseneck has a 13” vertical rise, then levels off to the left into a wall, newel post, or continuing rail. Right Hand 2 Riser No Cap 7076 – this gooseneck has a 13” vertical rise, then levels off to the right into a wall, newel post, or continuing rail.

fittings | Left Hand 2 Riser with Cap  7081 fittings | Right Hand 2 Riser with Cap  7086 fittings | Straight 2 Riser with Tandem Cap 7088-2 fittings | Straight 2 Riser with Cap 7097 fittings | Straight 2 Riser No Cap 7099
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Left Hand 2 Riser with Cap 7081 – this over-the-post gooseneck has a 13” vertical rise, then levels off for newel junction and extends to the left into a wall, or continuing rail. Right Hand 2 Riser with Cap 7086 – this over-the-post gooseneck has a 13” vertical rise, then levels off for newel junction and extends to the right into a wall, or continuing rail Straight 2 Riser with Tandem Cap 7088-2 – this over-the-post gooseneck has a 13” vertical rise, then levels off for newel junction and extends forward into a wall, or continuing rail. Straight 2 Riser with Cap 7097 – this over-the-post fitting has a 13” vertical rise, then levels and ends at a newel junction. Straight 2 Riser No Cap 7099 – this fitting has a 13” vertical rise, then extends forward into a newel, wall, or continuing rail.