My husband suffered a stroke in January and lost the use of his left hand. He also has a really hard time walking because of lack of mobility in the left leg. This created a huge problem for him to get around in our home.
Our home is a two-story home with both the bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. To make matters worse, the staircase only had one handrail on the left side as you climb the stairs.
What’s a wife to do? She installs handrails.
To keep the cost low, I purchased wood studs instead of fancy handrails. After all, I needed three.
To prep the studs, I cut them to length and sanded them down. No splinters for hubby.
First, find the studs in the wall using a stud finder. Handrails should be installed so they are 32 inches high. Pre-drill the holes and screw in the brackets.
Cut the new railing size and attach the brackets to the underside of the railing. Don’t tighten all the way.
Place railing on top of wall mounted bracket and tighten both ends.
The new handrail turned out really awesome. All that’s left is the stain.
I was pleasantly surprised how sturdy the new handrail was compared to the old.
Now hubby can come home and safely move freely without falling. Mission accomplished!
I’ll be sharing this post with some amazing parties.
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