Looking for the industry standard? You’ve found it in the 6010 handrail. Used in more stairways in North America than any other handrail, this profile has a soft and simple shape that prides itself on versatility. The rounded top is ideal for gripping, and has helped keep families safe on their stairways for generations.
Versatile, Simple Design
Widest Point: 2 ¼”
Tallest Point: 2 ⅜”
Square-Top Baluster Mount: The 6010 Handrail can be plowed at widths of 1” and 1.25” 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 6010 Handrail may also be mounted using Handrail Brackets 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.
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’re looking for exterior options check out our ipe exterior wood handrail.
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A plow is a channel that is cut into the bottom of the handrail. The only time that you need a plow is if you’re purchasing wood balusters with a square top. If the balusters have a round top then you don’t need the plow. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
3 years 5 months ago
Are the listed dimensions a guaranteed minimum? I need to fit this in an opening that is about 1/8 shorter than the listed length and want to make sure I should not order the longer piece (I’d hate order it unnecessarily long though)
You can see the dimensions in the picture at the top left of the product page. You can click on it to make it larger. It’s 2 1/4″ across at the top and 1 1/2″ across at the bottom. It’s 2 3/8″ tall on both sides.
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1 year 5 months ago
Need just a single handrail to attach to wall going down stair would the 6010 handrail work. And would I use classic handrail to attach and if yes how many for a 6 ft handrail. Kathy
Thanks for your question! Yes, a 6010 Handrail would work just fine. You can use our Classic Handrail Bracket if code in your area allows it. You may need a handrail that terminates into the wall itself. Please inquire your local code, and feel free to call us with your project details.