Here’s another fabulous project completed by one of the many talented OnlineMetals customers. This DIY metal stair rail adds a sharp sense of order and clean design to an exterior residential stair-well. The sturdy yet transparent construction provides safety, weather resistance and low-maintenance all in one!

Materials List:

  1. Hand Rail and post plates – .25” Mild Steel A36 Plate Hot Rolled
  2. Horizontal round bar balusters – .3125” Mild Steel A36 Round Bar Hot Rolled
  3. Vertical Support Posts – .25” x 3” Mild Steel A36 Rectangle Hot Rolled
  4. Corner Post – 3” x 3” x .1875” Mild Steel A36 Angle Hot Rolled


The railing was constructed as one solid piece, moved into place, and attached to the concrete foundation and building wall for security.
This clever design utilizes Hot Roll Steel, which is easily welded, corrosion resistant and well-priced.

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