||02-03-2010 01:18 PM
Missing stair rail
The house I bought hast an L shaped stair case... the bottom leg has a rail (go figure) and the top hall ledge has a rail.... but the highest rise part of the L has no rail! but there is a closet there... which fits into the L cavity the closet is only 8 ft high so at one point you could littearly fall off the steps and down to the 1st floor's floor... and the previous owners had little kids bedrooms up there :huh: i'm not sure how to fix this because the end of the top hall rail stops right where the rail should go down, but where it goes down if you put a rail there, you'd have maybe half an inch of clearance between it and the closet where the closet is... and there is no newel at the landing of the L shap.... any suggestions on how to fix this? here is a drawing of the situation..... the green areas are where the railing exists, the red lines are things on the 1st floor shown by reference... where I have circled there is no railing at all...