Handrail

Stair Handrail

A Handrail is the angled member for handholding, as distinguished from the vertical balusters which hold it up for stairs that are open on one side; there is often a railing or banister on both sides, sometimes only on one side or not at all, on wide staircases there is sometimes also one in the middle, or even more.

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