6800 Handrail

(1 customer review)

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Product Description

The 6800 “Prestige Light” Handrail is slim and compact. Simple, with a touch of elegance, the 6800 features billowed edges and a smooth curved top. This handrail is great for smaller stairways or spaces that require a more subtle handrail.

Key Features

  • Compact Design
  • Elegantly Detailed
  • Great with Iron Balusters
  • Stain-Grade Wood

Product Specifications


  • Widest Point: 2 ⅝”
  • Tallest Point: 1 ⅝”

Mounting Options

  • Square-Top Baluster Mount: The 6800 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 6800 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.

Completed Projects

This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"

    Product Q&A

    6 years 6 months ago

    What is a plow?

    6 years 6 months ago

    Hi Susan,
    Plow is a channel cut into the bottom of the handrail. This is only needed when purchasing block top wood balusters.

    Jaime Lamberty
    6 years 3 months ago

    Handrail sample available? Which newels are a good match?

    6 years 3 months ago

    Thank you for your questions, Jaime. Yes. Samples are available for you. You can simply click here to reach that web page. As far as your question about newels, there are many options that would work well with this handrail. We really like the 4600 Ranch Box Newel as shown in this completed project #197.

    Step LaRocca
    4 years 7 months ago

    1. could I use this as a wall mounted hand rail?

    2. I’d like to purchase a 16 foot long piece unfinished and cut 3 feet off to add a small hand rail at the top of my stairs (there are 4 steps as you turn right at the top of the stair case where where I’d like to add a railing and the rest will replace my existing railing). Will this wood cut well on a miter saw?

    4 years 7 months ago

    Hi Step,

    You could absolutely wall mount this handrail profile, and we can provide it in 1 foot increments between 3 & 20 feet. We offer this profile in 25 wood species, so we’d recommend doing some research on what wood species you would like to match the existing wood products in your home and how they will perform when mitered.

    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Richard S Needham
    4 years 15 days ago

    Two questions:
    1) The end of this 6800 handrail looks like it is already cut with the pattern at the end so no end piece is needed. Is that correct?
    2) What is I need a 32″ section?

    3 years 11 months ago

    Thanks for the question Richard,

    The handrail should look good with or without a fitting on the end, that is strictly a personal preference. The shortest length that we sell is 36″ but it can easily be cut to the length you need.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Dyan Ross
    3 years 9 months ago

    Is the 6800 handrail available as slightly wider than 2 5/8ths? Thank you.

    3 years 9 months ago

    Thanks for the question Dyan,

    At this time, we’re not able to customize our cutting knives to do custom handrail profiles.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    3 years 8 months ago

    Hi, do you sell gradual and 90 degree upeasings and flat volutes for the 6800 profile in white oak?

    3 years 7 months ago

    Thanks for the question Jeff.

    We have the gradual and 90 degree upeasings for the 6800 profile. We don’t have any standard flat volutes, but you could call one of our specialists at (866) 226 6536 and see if we could make a custom order.


    StairSupplies Customer Support