Rails offset: how to manage on stairs & balconies


CV-reno
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have a balcony I need to reproduce where the railings (platform & stairs) need to be centered on the posts supporting the roof.  See attached.  I can offset the newels, but the railing won't follow.  I can shift the railings but the balcony and stairs will shrink/expand (BTW, what's the use of offsetting newels?).  I've looked at all the options, but dead end.

 

I know I can 'fudge' this by 'constructing objects' to get the result, but should I need to do this?  Simple solution?

X12 9 Kay-2 front balcony.pdf

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please post images directly -- no need to make a PDF of an image. This makes it easier for others as an image shows in the forum.

 

It looks like you are using X12 -- please update your signature.

 

 

6 minutes ago, CV-reno said:

Simple solution?

 

Increase the thickness of your railing walls.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Eric,

 

Signature updated.  The PDF was not meant to be, was aiming for the image of, but screwed up.  BTW, thanks for always being here; do you ever sleep?

 

Not sure I understand your suggestion.  Increasing the 'wall width' will not shift the railing on the stairway or balcony base, which is what I'm after; and BTW, how to you get to that DBX for a staircase?.  I may have missed the essence of your message, it is late, sorry.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, CV-reno said:

I may have missed the essence of your message, it is late, sorry.

 

I think I missed the essence of yours :)

 

You could use 3 stair sections, one wide one for the steps without railings, and a narrow one on each side supplying the rail. Adjust the steps supplying the railing so they are buried in the wide steps just a bit so you don't see them.

 

Or create a railing symbol and place it as I've done (quickly and not very accurately) here.

 

ct1.thumb.png.bdf8914c9216e291f09a2dc7c55f6042.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

  • Member Statistics

    30076
    Total Members
    9156
    Most Online
    McCallOfTheWild
    Newest Member
    McCallOfTheWild
    Joined