Typical spacing between posts, across front, is approximately 8” – 14” 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 vintage shelf rail will be straight, without sides, use end posts or wall mount posts, on each end, depending upon application.
If vintage shelf rail will have sides, use corner posts and end posts
Please note if using sides: side-spacing often differs from front-spacing
Shelf Rail Post-base diameter is 5/8”. These posts should be inset a minimum of 1/2” 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, 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.
Decorative brass railing is copied to match those originally seen on sideboards in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Later it was used on shelves as a plate rack, securing dishes.
This vintage shelf rail has many uses. It is handy in keeping books from toppling off book shelves, stabilizing bottles on a bar and useful in kitchens to keep plates and platters from falling. Its uses are endless.
Great brass railing, really classed-up my display shelf, ties in beautifully with other brass in the room.
Keep items from falling off shelf with this decorative brass shelf railing as an edging. Great for stemware. Provides maximum allowable space on shelving. Customize railing to fit your specific application!