5 Step Stair Railing Design Transformation

In this 5 step stair railing design project we transformed an old style railing into this amazing one of a kind BENT Iron Railing with distressed wood finish.

Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing before and after

When the client contacted me to go to their home and take a look at their stair railing that they wanted to transform I arrived to find their old railing had golden oak handrail and base and white balusters. Here is what the railings looked like before the stair railing design project began.

railing for stairs transformation
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing before 1
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing before 2

STEP 1 – we removed the white balusters and pulled out all the nails that held them in place so we had a flat surface to attach the metal railing.

STEP 2 – was a longer process of stripping the finish off of the oak handrail and base down to the bare wood. Using a gel to strip the clear coat off of the wood I painted the gel on and let it sit for a while before taking it off to make the sanding process easier. Once all the wood was stripped using the gel then all the wood was sanded down to a smooth surface.

STEP 3 – I custom fit and created my BENT iron railing design. The iron was powder coated in a oil rubbed bronze finish which gives a elegant texture to the iron work.

STEP 4 – My BENT Iron Art Railing was installed into the spaces between the handrail and base and attached simply with screws top and bottom. This gives a clean look and the strength needed for stair railing design.

Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing midway 2
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing midway 3
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing midway 4
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing midway 5

STEP 5

The bare wood was stained in a Jacobean color creating a darker distressed look creating the finished look as seen in the images below.

Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing finish 1
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing finish 2
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing finish 3
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing finish 4
Lethaby Project BENT Iron Art Railing finish 5

To transform your old railing into this beautiful look contact me today!

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