Wednesday, December 9, 2009

400 ft of River Rail

Danny's most recent project was building 400 ft. of handrail for a house on the Barren River. The customer did not want the railing made out of 1" tubing, rather 1 1/2" x 1/4" flat bar. Because of the many curves in the rail, this was complicated! If it were made out of tubing, it would have been easier to bend (using a tubing bender). Instead, Danny had to rig up a way to bend the flat bar. He didn't let this keep him from accomplishing the job just the way the customer wanted. Danny welded pieces of metal onto his welding table that helped him heat up and bend the flat bar to the exact measurements that were laid out for him.

Fabricating 9' of railing at a time (4 railings a week), he was able to finish the job in about 3 1/2 months. This fit very well into the customer's time frame! Here are some pictures:

The customer picked this simple design to best suit their needs.

Below are pictures of the stairs leading down into the backyard from the drive. As of January, the customer is still deciding on what kind of design they want for this particular rail. I thought I should upload the before pictures so we can see how much more beautiful the stairs are after the rail is completed.

**note that some pictures were taken and added after this blog's original date, due to a wait on powder coating and other details.

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