Bookcase as stair rail?

shoutsNovember 28, 2009

Old part of the house will be turned into a library. I've removed the bedroom at the top of the stairs, so I need to create a rail on the landing. I'd like to use a bookcase as the rail to meet the code.

How to best secure the bookcases? Any suggestions on build/design?

I was thinking of building a large 2x frame, securing it to the floor, and covering it with birch plywood and some finish molding.

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brickeyee

"I'd like to use a bookcase as the rail to meet the code."

How are you going to meet the '3-side graspable' rule for stair rails?

You need to be able to wrap your hand around a stair rail.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 12:44PM
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shouts

No such code on a landing.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 5:51PM
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