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How to Guidelines

Sketch how you want the brass railing to appear. This is helpful in determining design.

A sketch of how you want the brass railing to appear can be helpful in determining layout.
Retro Railing Posts
  • Placement of Retro Brass Rail Posts is subjective.
  • Post should be spaced equally across front.
  • Typical spacing between posts, across front or back, is approximately 8” – 12” apart.
  • 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 retro brass rail will be straight without sides, use end posts on each end
  • If retro rail will have sides, use corner posts as a junction between front or back and sides.
  • Please note if using sides: side-spacing often differs from front-spacing
  • Post-base diameter is 1-1/4”. These posts should be inset a minimum of 3/4” from edge.
Brass Rod
  • Brass Rod is available in 2 lengths: 36” and 72”
  • If rod is not long enough, it can be joined to another rod, within a post.
  • If needed, rod can be cut 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.
  • As rod is 36” or 72”, it often needs to be cut shorter or joined with a longer section to complete a run.
  • 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.

Decorative and Functional

Retro Brass Rail complements modern furniture and cabinets. Some call this a fiddle rail. It's minimal style is a throw back to the mid-century era. This modern railing adds a decorative and functional edge to cabinets, furniture and shelving. The posts and rod are made of solid brass. Brass is un-finished. It can be polished to a shiny glow or darkened to look old. Attach to surface-top with screws.

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