The 6000 “Mission Handrail” will remain timeless for decades. Its simple, rectangular form complements a variety of design preferences: contemporary, mission, or shaker. The 6000 handrail coordinates perfectly with our cable railing and rod railing systems for indoor applications.
Viewrail System: Pair your modern handrail with a state-of-the-art cable railing system. Design your customized cable rail system with the Viewrail Design Tool.
Square-Top Baluster Mount: The 6000 Handrail can be plowed at widths of 1”, 1.25”, and 1.75” to accommodate Square-Top Balusters. When ordering plowed handrails, don’t forget to include Fillet in your order to fill the openings between balusters after installation.
Iron Baluster Mount: Pair this handrail with your choice of Wrought Iron Balusters for timeless beauty. Design your own look with the Iron Baluster Design Tool. Be sure to include the proper mounting accessories, such as mounting kits and aluminum shoes.
Bracket Mount: The 6000 Handrail may also be mounted using VR 453 Stainless Steel Handrail Bracket for Wall-Mounted Handrail. Be aware of code requirements in your area. Most codes require wall-mounted handrails to terminate into a wall. For that reason, Quarter Turn and 45 degree Mitred handrail endings may be necessary.
Rail Bolt Kit: If you plan to join two handrails, install Wooden Newels, or connect Handrail Fittings, you will need a Rail Bolt Kit or an Angled Rail Bolt Kit.
In order to achieve the correct height, our standard 6000 Handrail is manufactured using 2 pieces of wood face glued together. If you’d like your handrail to be made out of 1 piece of wood, please order the 6002 Solid Handrail.
Clear Finish & Stain Information
StairSupplies™ offers several premium stain and finish options for our products, depending on the product’s use. For handrails, we offer both clear finishes and stains. Select a clear finish if you want to draw out the natural beauty and colors of the wood. If you prefer deeper, richer tones, our custom-mixed stains are the ideal choice for your Handrail.
All of our stained and clear-finished handrails will be coated with Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer. Using the same quality product that cabinet makers require, this lacquer is designed to resist the natural oils from hands. We use this lacquer on all of our products that will be consistently touched, including handrails, balusters, and newels. This layer of protection will keep your indoor handrail looking smooth and stain free for years to come. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer any exterior-grade finishes. If your handrail will be used outside, you may order it unfinished and apply your own exterior-grade finish.
Wood Grain & Color Variation
At StairSupplies™ we believe that natural wood colors and visual textures add character to our products. With that in mind, we strive to match the grain and color of all of our wood products as closely as possible. However, due to the natural variation of wood products, there may be instances in which a perfect grain and color match is not possible. By ordering from StairSupplies™, you acknowledge that you are receiving a uniquely crafted product and there may be some variation in the grain and color of your wood products.
Additionally, longer handrails crafted in certain species may require joints. Though this is rare, joints are always constructed with color, grain-match, and strength as priorities. We utilize Scarf Joints in order to provide the strongest, most discreet joint possible.
Interior Use Only
This product may contain glue joints and is designed for interior use only. If you are interested in a product similar to this that is designed for exterior use, please consider the Endurance Series 6002 Handrail.
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This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"
3 years 6 months ago
how does this product differ from the 6002 handrail, that has the same dimensions posted on your site? “6002 Handrail is 2 3/4″ at its widest point & 1 5/8″ at its tallest point. The 6002 is the perfect handrail to use with our cable rail system”
Like you pointed out the 6000 & 6002 profiles have the same dimensions. The only difference is that the 6002 is made of one piece of wood. While the 6000 is two pieces of wood, glued on top of each other in order to get to the 1 5/8″ thickness.
So, the 6002 looks more premium, and is much better for exterior use (in some wood species), since there is no glue being used.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
2 years 10 months ago
Are there any finger joints in the 6002 handrail? I am interested in long lengths from 10 to 16ft.
Our 6002 handrail is always made of one solid piece of wood (which is ideal for exterior applications). But because of that we have to limit the length to 10ft long. Our 6000 handrail is always 2 pieces to get to the correct thickness, and depending on the wood species and length we occasionally have to join them together to get to the length. However, we only go scarf jointing, which is a stronger, more hidden option than finger joints.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
We’re actually in the process of adding a wider handrail to our offering for this exact purpose. We don’t have it finalized at the moment, but we can definitely make you a custom handrail. Just let us know what size you want and we can get you a quote.
1 year 4 months ago
Can this be mounted longways (top would be narrow side not wide-side) and still feel solid? Would plowing 1 inch in narrow side work (brackets I’m looking at measure 1″.
We could manufacture that for you! We would suggest calling in to speak with one of our sales representatives so you can describe what you need as the features you’re looking for are not available on the web. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
7 months 21 days ago
How finished and smooth are the ends w/ clear finish? We’d like to do a wall-mount with no return (no bldg code issue for us), so the ends would need to be finished / not rough.
The 6000 profile handrail would have an 1/8″ round over on its 4 corners, and the ends would be pre-sanded before going in to our stain department to ensure a smooth, even finish. If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.
The StairSupplies Support Team
7 months 6 days ago
Can this handrail be used with an iron baluster or is it intended to only be used with the cable rail system. I’m just worried about drilling holes into it as it’s not as thick as some of the railings
While the 6000 Handrail profile is more commonly used with our modern railing systems, like cable, you could certainly use it with our iron balusters. We’d love to see your project photography after install! Should you have any additional questions, please give our team a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.