How to build a curved handrail for stairs

Real life situations are usually too diverse to fit all in one box.

And Stair building is certainly on of the more complex and diverse branches of woodworking.

Like most professionals, to make life easier, I have developed over the years my own methods of tackling different problems.

One of the more complex and challenging aspects of stairs has always been how to make curved parts and especially handrails.

I have several techniques for making a curved handrail for stairs. Each is more or less adapted to any given situation.

Here’s a short video that explains 3 of them:

3 ways of building curved Hand Rails

For more details on building curved rails on metallic rails read this article:

How to Make a Wooden Handrail on Metal Rail: part 1

More information on twisted laminates here:

Hand Rail made with twisted laminates

If you have found this interesting please leave a comment or ask on the forum.


  • amanet

    Reply Reply June 10, 2014

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  • Paul The "Stairlift" Guy

    Reply Reply November 6, 2018

    The workmanship that goes into making these curved handrails for stairs is second to none. Some of our customers request custom made handrails like these for their stairs after we install a stairlift. It greatly helps with mobility.

    • Stefan

      Reply Reply November 6, 2018

      Thanks for your comments

  • Shaye Steve

    Reply Reply December 11, 2018

    Thanks for sharing very useful Information.

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