I am up for rebar or any kind of metal to make a railing system - any ideas??
something like this????
Wow this is really a lovely railing, it looks like it was generated by a blacksmith. I’m not too sure how it can be replicated without a forge anvil and hammer, good luck with your investigation I hope you find the perfect solution.
I agree. Looks like a custom railing forged by a blacksmith. It also is one solid piece cuz it needs to meet building code. You can buy bar and rod stock. But shaping and welding Is beyond most DIY. You may find someone local or online
I honestly don"t think this is something you can make yours self. To bend them into shape would be hard because the metal would need to be really hard to meet safety standards. I think this is a job for a professional. Just my opinion.
Sorry, you need to be a Craftsman or Woman Blacksmith to be able to achieve this.
Have you worked with wrought iron before? blacksmithing and welding? This railing is a pretty advanced artistic metal project. One would have to be VERY skilled to do this in a forge and weld it together if it's not just blacksmithing by itself.
If you want to start welding, check out my post. My husband started a welding hobby and in the post, I listed what you need to buy to get started (and the cost to get started). He made a welded workbench for his first project.
As for blacksmithing, I don't have a post for you yet. Another craft he wants to get into but hasn't yet. Good luck! You can also take classes at community colleges to learn these crafts. Something to think about!:)
This looks like a form of metal art or a custom made rail, just beautiful. Is there someway you could find the source of the person who made them, carefully inspect and there might be a stamp or a identifying mark? Take a look at what Amazon might have in this category. Best to you.
Hi! maybe you could go with wooden twigs... and then paint it all with metallic black paint. Here are some instructions:
Twigs are not very safe for railings. Railings are meant to be a safety feature if used for a staircase. If used outdoors in a garden for decoration that would work.
here are some ideas
WOW and thank you all these are great - wish they were here in UTAH
Whether or not you build one or pay someone, here’s the Building Code on stair rails:
Must be able to take a lateral load (pushed on sideways) of 150 lbs.
Balustrade (spindles) spacing to no less than 4” opening.
Height of the handrail to be 32-34”.
it depends on where you live as to the codes - usually they are not even enforced as well so no worries but thanks