In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install the 2 x 4 Deluxe Handrail, but the process should be the same for all types of handrails.
View our installation video below, or read on for instructions.
Tools and Materials
- Miter Saw
- Cordless Screwdriver
- Tape Measure
- 9 - 3-1/4 Inch Flat Head Square Drive Deck Screws
- 2 - 2 x 4 Handrails
- 1 - Lattice Strip
Understanding Hidden Screws
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.
Note: While there isn’t a difference between the top handrail and the bottom handrail, we recommend assembling the bottom section with the groove facing down.
To prevent the handrail section from sagging after a few years, place a wooden support at the bottom. We recommend using at least one support per 8-foot section underneath the bottom handrail between the handrail and the deck.