Handrails to post fix .

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by Papajoe, May 4, 2018.

  1. Papajoe

    Papajoe New Member

    Hi, I am in the process of putting 4x4 oak posts onto our patio. Could anyone advise me of the best way to attach the oak 4x2 handrails.
  2. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Get some 25mm round dowel. Drill a 25mm hole in rail end and post and glue with the inserted dowel.
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  3. Papajoe

    Papajoe New Member

    Thanks for your reply Wayners. I will try that and let you know how I get on.
  4. bodgitt&scarper

    bodgitt&scarper New Member

    You could also use a plug cutter and some screws. Remember oak is corrosive to steel, so passivated and a decent guage screw would be best. You may also end up with staining, so a dowel might be the best option.
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Look on You Tube, plenty of video's and differing techniques that may help you decide what is suited to your requirements.;)
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Seen brass dowels used in the past.

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