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. It’s made of out one piece of wood (unlike our 6000 handrail which is 2 pieces of wood glued together to reach the necessary thickness).
We purchase 2″ thick lumber and plane it down to 1 5/8″ thick, so that you are getting a solid piece of wood without any glue joints. This makes it ideal for interior or exterior (White Oak & Ipe only) applications. While this handrail is optimal for exterior use, you’ll want to purchase the product unfinished if you intend to use it outside. Our finish selection is currently made for interior use only.
The 6002 is available in Red Oak, White Oak, Ipe, Hard Maple, Poplar, Walnut & American Cherry.
At StairSuppliesTM we strive to match the grain and color of all of our wood products as closely as possible. However, due to the natural character of wood products, there may be instances in which a perfect grain and color match is not possible. By ordering from StairSuppliesTM, you acknowledge that there may be some variation in the grain and color of your wood products.
Conditions for Exterior Use
If you are considering this product for exterior use, we strongly suggest that you use the wood species Ipe. While all species offered in this product will not contain glue joints, Ipe will outperform any other wood species in exterior conditions. You can also use our Endurance Series Handrail (offered in a limited number of species) that is specifically engineered for exterior use.
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This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"
3 years 15 days ago
Are the screws to attach the handrail included with the metal posts?
It depends on what wood species you’re interested in, and what our current lumber availability is. Normally 12ft is the longest, but there are occasions when we can get longer lumber (and therefore offer a 13 foot handrail).
Thank you for contacting us, Kara. We can provide additional stain for the ends and/or for touch up. You would simply want to add this to your order. Please feel free to contact us at 866-226-6536 for further information on this.
2 years 5 months ago
6002 handrails (ipe) do you offer a return to the wall as this code?
Hello, John. It looks like your question may be referring to a specific code, but we are unclear which one you may be referring to. Our similar handrails with return can be found by clicking here. To discuss the specifics of your code requirements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 866-226-6536.
1 year 10 months ago
What handrail species would stand up to weather naturally on a deck (exposed to rain & sun). Cypress, Teak, Ipe, or ?
For 6002 Exterior Use, we’d recommend any of the following wood types: Ipe, White Oak, Western Red Cedar, Cypress, and Sapele. If you’re intending to have us finish the handrail, please mention that it is an exterior handrail in the customer notes so that we apply an exterior-grade finish. If you decide to go with our 6000 handrail, you’ll want to mention that it’s being used as an exterior handrail so that we use exterior grade glue on the joints. Please let us know if you have additional questions or concerns. You can comment here, or speak with a representative at 866-226-6536.
1 year 5 months ago
For long runs across outside decks, how do you recommend joining the ends to give a seamless look?
We typically recommend utilizing a scarf joint as it is an extremely strong handrail joint. This is because it offers a large surface area to join the two pieces of handrail, which also serves to provide as seamless a look as possible. For more information, please read our blog on scarf joints.
If you’re looking to do an on-site stain match, you can order any of our wood stair parts unfinished. While we can’t ensure that a given stain will match the stain on your floors, Red Oak tends to receive very well, which makes it a great stain matching option.
If you have additional questions, please give our team a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.
It depends on the wood species. The only species we currently carry that is quarter sawn, is the white oak. All other wood species are plain sawn.
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2 months 11 days ago
Is it possible to order this with a 2″ wide plow? I am attaching to a solid steel flat bar top piece that is a full 2″ in width and I’d rather have it made with the right size plow than have to modify it with a router in the field. Thank you!