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    Design a Brass Cabinet Railing Plan to fit your application.

    All posts and rod are unfinished solid brass

    Cabinet Railing Posts
    Post Dimensions
    • All installations should have an end, corner, or wall mount post on either end.
    • Number of center posts varies according to overall length. Space posts equally across front.
    • Position of posts is subjective. Typical spacing between posts, across front, is approximately 8” – 14” apart. This is a personal preference.
    • Formula to Calculate amount of Center Posts:
      1. Divide railing length, by estimated distance between posts.
      2. Subtract 1, this equals the number of center posts.
      3. Add 2 end posts, wall mount posts or corner posts to finish
      4. If total number of center-posts is a fraction, then distance between posts will need to be adjusted to equal an even number of posts.
    • If cabinet rail will be straight, without sides, use end posts or wall mount posts, on each end, depending upon application.
    • If brass rail has sides, use corner posts and end posts
    • Please note if using sides: side-spacing often differs from front-spacing
    • Cabinet post-base diameter is 1-1/4”. Place posts a minimum of 3/8” from edge.
    Brass Rod
    • Brass Rod is available in 2 lengths: 36” and 72”
    • If rod is not long enough, join two rods together within a post.
    • If needed, brass rod is easily cut shorter with a hacksaw.
    • To calculate length of rod needed: measure length of each straight run:
      If your design is a straight rail, with no sides, it is one run. However if it has multiple sides, such as an open 3 sided shelf, it will have 3 runs.
    • Calculate number of rods needed once you know the length of each run. Rods are available in 3' and 6' lengths. Consider that you may have leftover rod from one run to satisfy another run.

    Draw a sketch of how you want the railing to appear. Use this mock layout along with the suggestions below to determine what you need.

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