In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install the 2 x 4 Deluxe Handrail.
Tools: Miter Saw, Cordless Screwdriver, Tape Measure
Hardware: 9 x 3-1/4-Inch Flat Head Square Drive Deck Screws
Material: 2 - 2 x 4 Handrails, 1 - Lattice Strip
Our system is designed so that there won't be any screw holes going down through the top of the handrail. This is possible with the help of the lattice strip. For more details on assembling the spindles to the lattice strip and handrail, see the spindle installation tutorial.
Top and bottom handrail. What’s the difference.
There is none. We recommend assembling the bottom section with the groove facing down.
To keep the handrail section from sagging after a few years, place a wooden support at the bottom. At least one per 8 feet section on the bottom of the bottom handrail between the handrail and the deck.
Again, more instructions can be found in conjunction with the spindle installation tutorial.