Finishing ends of handrail

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vinny186

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I cut my handrail to length but what do you do about the edges? It's one of those mostly oval shapes with a flat bottom.
 

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Hand railing needs to return back to the wall so someone does not catch there clothes on the ends.
 

vinny186

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I went with stained poplar not aluminum. I'll eventually stain the ends.

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Had a chat with the building dept. on the way this was done?
 

vinny186

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I replaced an iron railing that had two anchor points to the floor that was likely installed around 1978, this has three anchor points. Why do you ask?
 

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A "V" notch can be cut in with a matching section cut from the perpendicular fitted which looks great, but I prefer less sharp edges so I normally use a router with a round-over bit for standing ends like those.

Phil
 

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You can sand the heck out of the edges until it feels comfortable (if you don't have a router). Stain and finish to match the rail.
 
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