If you have a breakfast bar in your home have you ever thought about how nice it would be just to sit down and have somewhere to rest your feet? Well, not only is the brass bar railing comfortable it adds character to your home.
* Stanley Hacksaw
* Proline Superior Tool Tube Cutter
* Stanley Tape Measure
* Zircon Studsensor 3.0 Stud Finder
* Black&Decker Handheld Battery-Powered Drill
* Brink&Cotton Vise
* 511t bar bracket 2”
* 517t Victorian bracket 2”
* 711t universal angle 2”
* 612t filigree end cap 2”
* 722t 135` ball elbow 2”
* 831b ball end post 1”
* 832b ball center post 1”
* t12b 12-feet stock 2-inch brass rail
The first thing we will have to do is locate the studs on the wall underneath the bar to install the brackets. We will use an electronic stud finder but may even use the old tap in nail method for another example of how you can find a stud. Once the studs are located, we will mark for pilot holes and drill the holes that we will need to mount the brackets.
Mounting the brackets will require the hand held power drill being used as a screwdriver. Once the mounting brackets have been installed we will cut our first tube of brass railing. We will have a hacksaw to explain that you can cut it with that tool but it doesn’t look as good…we will also have a tube cutter that we will use to show another tool you can use to cut this brass rail so that it’s a much smoother cut… not onlythat it is easier to use.
We will then slide the first leg of brass rail tubing into place. We will then have to install decorative fittings pre-cast at a 22-degree angle in order to cut the corner of the bar with the brass rail. We will then cut the next tube and install it.
After all of the brass rails are in and mounted we will install the end caps to finish off the ends of the rail. Then we polish it. Total cost of materials for this rail $200.