Simple Porch Stair Hand Rail

So just how does a hand-forged railing go from a homeowner's need to a beautiful custom installation? Here's part 2 of our story about creating and installing porch stair hand rails with the answer.

This repeat client asked Kyle to design something in his own personal style specific to her home. He created a simple, open design using nouveau lines. 

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Clockwise from top left: with a little creativity, we can heat fairly large forms in our small gas forge. Kyle bends the hot steel using a bending U in the post vise. Next the cap rail is attached to the posts with traditional rivets. Now the rail is ready for paint!

And there it is! Hand-forged porch stair rail, painted gloss black and installed in brick steps.

Do you have idea or questions about a railing for your home or business? To talk with Kyle about a custom interior or exterior railing, call the studio at 804-888-9778 or send him an email at