Cost to convert metal railing into wooden railing?

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Posted by: from Toronto
11/11/2014 at 10:15:10 PM

What would a rough estimate cost to have interior staircase with metal railing (railing+balisters) be converted into a wooden railing with wooden balisters?

Staircase is straight for 13 steps the top railing wraps around to length of hallway. I would like the balisters to be painted white and part of the stairs to be painted white.

Looking for cost at this time.

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Date/Time11/12/2014 at 3:44:13 PM

There are many factors that apply to pricing a new handrail.

1. What kind of wood are you wanting to use

2. Whats kind of details do you want

3. Are the stairs structurally sound

A new railing set can look beautiful when done right, and provide safety, and a finished look to any set of stairs for years to come.

Typically speaking, it could cost between $3,000 and $10,000 for a new set of hand railings.

Remember that your old steel railings are worth money as well, whether you sell them privately, or just take them to a recycler, This can help pay for the total bill.

Hope this helps.


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Chris from FC Construction in Oakville
Date/Time11/13/2014 at 12:00:03 AM

It would cost about $75 to $95 a linear foot for basic handrail profiles and colonial spindles, this varies with different woods, intricacies of spindles and handrail.

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Date/Time11/13/2014 at 9:37:50 AM

For a project like this I would say to budget around $5000.00, there's many different variables we have to take into consideration in order to provide an accurate number (painting is definitely a cheaper solution).

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