Design a Brass Railing Plan to fit your application.
How to Guidelines
Sketch how you want the brass railing to appear. This is helpful in determining design.
Space posts equally across front.
Position of posts is subjective. Typical spacing between posts, across front, is approximately 6” – 12” 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 gallery rail will be straight, without sides, use end posts or wall mount posts, on each end, depending upon application.
If gallery rail will have sides, use corner posts and end posts
Please note if using sides: side-spacing often differs from front-spacing
Gallery post-base diameter is 7/8”. Place posts a minimum of 3/8” from edge.
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, cut rod shorter with a hacksaw.
Measure length of each straight run. If your design is a straight rail, with no sides, it is one run. However if it has more than once side, such as 3 sided it would then have 3 runs.
To calculate total amount needed: add together total number of rods, for each run. Consider that you may have leftover rod from one run to satisfy another run.
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