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Bookcase as stair rail?

Posted by shouts (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 28, 09 at 8:53

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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RE: Bookcase as stair rail?

"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.


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RE: Bookcase as stair rail?

No such code on a landing.


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