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How to Measure Standard Bends (Figure A)

The width of a bend is measured from inside corner to inside corner.

36-inch radius = 50-15/16 inches
48-inch radius = 67-7/8 inches
60-inch radius = 84-7/8 inches

How to Measure Custom Bends (Figure B)

To determine the inside radius of your custom bends, we need two measurements:

  1. Width of the bend
    Measure straight across between the inside corners of the area where the bend will be placed (post to post, the edges of a deck, etc.).
  2. Maximum projection of the bend
    Measuring in a straight line across the width, find the center of the width (1/2 the width). From the center of the width, measure to the inside of the arc.

Templates: We will accept templates that provide as much dimensional information as possible: profile size, offset measurement from edge of deck to edge of railing, post locations, projections, etc.

How to Measure Stair Railing (Figures B, C)

To determine the inside radius of your custom bends, we need three measurements:

  1. Width of the bend
    Measure straight across between the inside corners of the area where the bend will be placed (post to post, the edges of a deck, etc.).
  2. Maximum projection of the bend
    Measuring in a straight line across the width, find the center of the width (1/2 the width). From the center of the width, measure to the inside of the arc.
  3. Rise over run – slope
    Measure the rise over the run, from beginning to end of the bend, to determine picket placement throughout the bent rail.

Stair Rail – Please Note: Bends will be produced on a case-by-case basis to be determined by dimensions. The minimum radius for stair rail is 8 ft. Stair rails are NOT compound radii.

Templates: We will accept templates that provide as much dimensional information as possible: profile size, projection, width (from post to post), rise/run or slope, etc.