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If I want to put a cheap pine handrail on a wall, but want it to sit about 5 or 6 inches away from the wall, are the larger, extended brackets out there? Or should I put wood on the wall and attach the brackets to the wood in order to make it extend farther away from the wall.

I hope that makes sense.

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I’ll have to get going on it to see how it goes. I thought a plank of wood like deck planks could be attached to the studs. Then on top of the plank I could screw the handrail bracket on. I’m not sure what spacers are.
 

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General spacing is 3 1/2" from the outside of the handrail. Longer standards may be weaker. Why is it that you need that spacing?
 

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I did that very thing on our rail, but only the lower end, because of necessity of where the column post needed to be positioned in the basement. The basement ceiling is concrete and to trim it out the post had to be there. gave the extension the same router profile as the other wood work.
 

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