I would give you guys 10 out of 5 stars! I could not be more pleased with my purchase! Everything exceeded my expectations: the quality of the railing, the value, the speed at which it arrived, even the videos and instructions on installation. I was able to install it by myself in about 2 hours… read more “I would give you guys”
Made in ‘Merica! Especially
Made in ‘Merica! Especially in O-H- A nice professional looking installation was fairly easy to achieve! The railing was top notch and packaged safely for shipping. I want to specifically call out the quality concrete fastening kit provided. This took any challenge out of making the installation sturdy. The fasteners specifically are top quality –… read more “Made in ‘Merica! Especially”
The handrails are very sturdy
The handrails are very sturdy and well made. I have just gotten started installing these handrails and will be purchasing more shortly.
There’s not much more one
There’s not much more one can say. DIY Handrail, as well as Joe, its owner went above and beyond to make sure everything was laid out correctly. As expected, the installation went very well. I now feel better knowing that my son, daughter-in-law and grandson will not go sliding off the porch on a cold… read more “There’s not much more one”
Excellent product. Joe was
Excellent product. Joe was very helpful. Happy that it is made here in Ohio.
We purchased one railing for
We purchased one railing for our new front porch project. Very impressed with classic style, durability and ease of installation that we are purchasing a second rail for the other entrance staircase.
Eric and Jennifer Anderson
Love our diy handrail.
Love our diy handrail. Installed rather easily and provides a safe means to navigate the steps.
The quality of this product
The quality of this product is unmatched and the installation instructions made it easy to install
I used to existing 4X4 posts from the previous wood hand rail. The iron rail was lightly sanded, primed, and painted white with spray enamel paint. Looks great and feels smooth. Quality product. The only suggestion is to make sure you have a powerful high-speed drill.
DIY handrail system that is safe and sturdy
Old handrail was splintered and wobbly (unsafe). Replaced with a new DIY handrail system that is safe and sturdy.
I knew I needed a handrail
After a couple of friends almost toppled off my front steps I knew I needed a handrail on the open side. I chose DIY because of style and how it is made. Solid! Also, the price can’t be beat for the A+ quality. Couldn’t have been easier to install. Looks great. I like it.
Since our steps, rail, and post are not lined up this combo of railing and grab bar worked perfectly.
An awesome addition to my
An awesome addition to my steps. Extremely handsome design and build quality beyond my expectations. Installation was a breeze .
Perfect addition to the garage
Perfect addition to the garage steps coming out of the house. Easy to install and a good solid handrail.
Now that we are in
Now that we are in our upper 60s it was time for a handrail. With rest breaks it took about 2 hours to install on a hot summer day. So nice that it comes with the drill, screws, and socket so all that you have to do is unpack the box and install it.
This is a great product.
This is a great product. Installed easy with supplied items in about 30 minutes. Very sturdy!
I love our new railings.
I love our new railings. Just what we needed to finish off our new back steps. They were very easy to install. And very sturdy. Looked at cheaper railings but I am very happy I pay the extra money to get good quality railings that I think will last a lifetime.
It looks fantastic, a nice
It looks fantastic, a nice addition yet more importantly, an excellent safety feature for my 92 year old grandma! It has held up great for over two years now and looks the same as when it was brand new. I’m so impressed that I’m back for another (for the right side).
I installed the arch railings
I installed the arch railings this summer. I highly recommend that you use a hammer drill for the screws and an impact wrench to drive them in once the holes are drilled. A reciprocating saw for trimming the iron is helpful as well. Having the proper tools makes for an easier install. We are very… read more “I installed the arch railings”
I installed a DYI railing
I installed a DYI railing from Fortin Ironworks for my mom. It is very high quality and not too hard to install.
The service from Joe and this company is unbelievable.
The service from Joe and this company is unbelievable. He answered the phone, he helped with questions, had product in stock and shipped it quicker than I could prepare for it. He even included the drill bit (who does that). I’m looking to order more just because the experience was so pleasant!
Beautifully built product.
Beautifully built product. Very sturdy and nicely finished. Installation takes some time (due to drilling eight 6 inch deep holes in concrete) but the end result is worth it. I have received many compliments on this railing. Customer service has been excellent. I would recommend without reservation.
We did a garage makeover
We did a garage makeover with Garage Living in Cleveland last week and needed a 2-step handrail to complete the first phase of the project. Joe at Fortin Ironworks provided the great advice and fantastic customer service! Greg from Garage Living and his crew helped me install the handrail. Looking forward to working… read more “We did a garage makeover”
immediately fell in love
My wife and I just had our old basement stairwell rebuilt along with a new expansive patio. We knew we were going to need a handrail for the basement steps and on the search. We are in an older part of town and like to stay true to the aesthetics and older building material so… read more “immediately fell in love”
This railing is so beautiful
This railing is so beautiful and so sturdy! I love this style because I can access the space next to the step for fall cleaning. I had my two 20-something grandsons install it..made them watch the video first!
PENNY L MOORE
Will not use any other
Will not use any other railing system. Best railing system, easy to install and solid/sturdy that I know will last! I highly recommend this product!!
The rails worked out great
The rails worked out great for both entry ways! Thanks for all of your help!
Handrails are great. Joe was
Handrails are great. Joe was most helpful and the products are well made and sturdy.
Michael E Gall
Our back patio has no way to balance yourself when you step down to go outside. My wife and I – as well as visitors to our house – had no way to steady themselves going in and out. And during the winter months, it’s too slick to manage. We ordered the rail and it… read more “Wonderful craftsmanship!”
My husband has been struggling
My husband has been struggling with hip and knee pain. He has both artificial hips from the past 15 years due to long term steroid use. And will soon begin the process of knee replacements. A friend was able to install efficiently and my husband begin using immediately. We are very satisfied with the product.… read more “My husband has been struggling”
After much searching I finally
After much searching I finally found the perfect handrails for my porch. I purchased the Picket #2. They were easy to install with complete instructions and are durable and beautiful. Just what I wanted for both front and back steps! I would not hesitate to order again. Fast, friendly service right here from OHIO!!
I purchased Picket #2 for
I purchased Picket #2 for my new set of steps and this was a perfect fit and well built! Very happy to have found a true American made product by a company that takes pride in their work: you can see it in the workmanship. The instructions on how to choose the correct kit on… read more “I purchased Picket #2 for”
The perfect solution. We have
The perfect solution. We have a small home with a wood deck and a box step leading up to our door. Originally, I had planned to build a wooden handrail, but after my 3yo daughter unexpectedly fell of the edge of the deck and almost seriously hurt herself, I decided that we needed a rail… read more “The perfect solution. We have”
I bought the 24” wall
I bought the 24” wall mount hand rail, and I am very pleased with welded solid iron construction, powder coat finish, and supplied mounting hardware including nut driver bits. The package was well padded to prevent damage. Fast shipping with quality construction and finishing… you can tell these people take pride in their work.
Perfect for my needs.
Perfect for my needs. Delivery was prompt, packaged well. Installation on brick wall went well. Had some black automotive touch-up paint that made the silver colored mounting screws “disappear “. After 1 year still looks new.
My adult son and daughter-in-law
My adult son and daughter-in-law purchased an older home that needed the front steps redone. We had to cut off the old wrought iron handrails and cover the old concrete with blue stone. I found DIY on line, called him for advice, and he nailed it! He shipped exactly what worked and it was easy… read more “My adult son and daughter-in-law”
I have nothing but great
I have nothing but great compliments on the entire process of having a handrail on my front porch. Ordering process was easy, was delivered in 2 days, and I was able to install in a very short time. It was great to have all necessary bits for installation, and the instructions to install easy to… read more “I have nothing but great”
The railing was there for him to grab
In the years we have resided in our current home, there was never a thought that we might need a handrail to our front porch entrance. However prior to the onset of Winter, we decided to add a short DIY handrail, mainly for appearance purposes. On Thanksgiving day, a friend arrived and began to climb… read more “The railing was there for him to grab”
Beautifully made hand rails, very
Beautifully made hand rails, very professionally finished and exactly as advertised. (I’ve seen Asian versions, which made me sick to my stomach, so I’m delighted these are so well made.) The supports are hollow but very sturdy, and nicely heavy, nevertheless I turned them over and filled them with mason’s cement before installing them!… read more “Beautifully made hand rails, very”
I need a railing from
I need a railing from my mother’s front porch. I googled it and found DIY handrails, what a blessing. They made this process so easy, I couldn’t believe it. I found the one I wanted, placed my order, it showed up in 4 Days and is exactly what she wanted. Fantastic quality, installation was simple.… read more “I need a railing from”
These are very well made
These are very well made handrails. They are real easy to install I would recommend renting or buying a hammer drill though. Joe was a real help in me getting the correct handrails. I definitely recommend this company
Your product was the perfect
Your product was the perfect solution to reduce the risk for myself and guests entering my backyard from the study. I had just installed pavers and covered the steps. Your handrail was easy to install and you provided excellent support for choosing the right anchors! Sturdy and attractive, the handrail fits perfectly!
I had been looking for
I had been looking for a handrail for my inside stairway. I couldn’t find what I was looking for at the local big box store, also tried Amazon. I bought one but ended up sending it back. I then found DIY hamdrails. I found and purchased the one I liked on Tuesday morning, it arrived… read more “I had been looking for”
Peter W Norman
After replacing our old, slippery
After replacing our old, slippery concrete walkway, we decided to add DIY railings to complete the project. They added the perfect functional and aesthetic touch we wanted!
Purchased a 24” wrought iron, wall mount hand rail. I was very pleased with the quality and weight of the product. Looked great. Shipping was fast and product was well packaged. Highly recommend.
Here is the new handrail.
Here is the new handrail. Used threaded rods in epoxy and that held better than the screws. Look very nice now as you can see. Best to rent a large hammer drill.
Product, and especially the customer
Product, and especially the customer service was second to none. A sketchup model was drawn up especially for my field measurements and confirmed the products would fit as intended. During shipping a piece went missing or was not sent, however upon asking, a replacement arrived the next day. Installation went as planned without issue. Great… read more “Product, and especially the customer”
Just finished installing a handrail
Just finished installing a handrail from DIY. The quality is excellent. Had a few questions and Joe was immensely helpful. Could not recommend these more. If I ever need additional handrails, there is no doubt I will be getting them from DIY.
These handrails are great. I’m
These handrails are great. I’m 70 years old and my son and brother in law installed them at my front and back door a few years ago. I don’t know what I would do without them. I needed a handrail on the stairs going up to an upstairs apartment in my 110 year old… read more “These handrails are great. I’m”
Turning 72 very soon. Have
Turning 72 very soon. Have health issues cannot do steps very and had falls. I have lots of friends who kept saying “ you need rails”. So finally gave in. I ordered them got here very quickly. My husband and a good friend put them up. Boy what a difference rails make. Best thing we… read more “Turning 72 very soon. Have”
Stairs are now safe to
Stairs are now safe to use. I have been procrastinating for a long time because I thought it would be difficult. I was very surprised how easy the installation was. The kit contained everything I needed for installation which took all the guesswork out of it. Great product at reasonable price.
I am very pleased
I am very pleased with my purchase from D.I.Y. Handrail. Joe provides excellent service and an excellent product. I was in need of replacement handrails and I’m so happy that I found D.I.Y. Handrail on the internet. Highly recommend! Betty Ann B
Betty Ann B
Don’t hesitate, just buy it!
Don’t hesitate, just buy it! This is the third railing I have purchased and am extremely pleased with the quality and how easy they are to install.
very heavy duty and looks great
We needed a handrail for the side door into my Father-in-law’s home. The Fortin Ironworks handrail was very heavy duty and looks great.
My mother needed a handrail
My mother needed a handrail on the front porch. Fortin Ironworks was reasonably priced, easy to install, and very sturdy.
Love the look. Very sturdy,
Love the look. Very sturdy, well made. Needed to buy a few more drill bits for the hard concrete but other than that installation went well. I installed on the out side of the steps, to get maximum width which I am very glad I did.
A well designed, well made
A well designed, well made railing that was a breeze to install. Joe was very helpful in providing a drawing to show how the rail would look on the steps to our patio. I’ve already had one person ask for photos & contact info to do a rail project at their home. Easy ordering process… read more “A well designed, well made”
I needed a rail…
I needed a rail to qualify for my home insurance plan. My neighbor recommended a cheap fix by way of black pipe used for industrial uses. I opted for something that was more appealing and could be a permanent solution, hence, I discovered Fortin Ironworks. They were easy to install and look great. Showed them… read more “I needed a rail…”
I purchased one of these
I purchased one of these rails for an elderly neighbor who had a handyman install a cheap metal kit from one of the big box stores. It had rusted out and I was afraid she would fall if she accidentally leaned against it. The rail was very easy to install. I followed the directions and… read more “I purchased one of these”
oh so sturdy
I ordered my wall handrail from Joe, and I am very pleased with my order. I am in NY and my order came and my rail was package properly and was not damaged. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who is looking to do a DIY project. By the way I forgot to… read more “oh so sturdy”
Our parish needed a rail
Our parish needed a rail to assist our aging pastor move safely around the church’s altar. From my first conversation the Fortin Ironworks rep to the ease of installation, the DIY handrail was a perfect solution. We’ll be needing more before long. Thank you!
Extremely Satisfied! Joe could not
Extremely Satisfied! Joe could not have been more helpful from beginning to the end of the process. It was a pleasure from the mock up to final installation. The railing is beautiful and sturdy. I couldn’t be more pleased.
I live in a 55 plus community and my front porch steps had no handrails. After some extensive research and talking with several contractors I found DIY Handrail online. Joe made it so easy to order and even gave me a rendering for my HOA approval process. Since I am elderly I hired a handyman… read more “Completely Satisfied”
Joe and his customer service
Joe and his customer service is above reproach! Joe and I emailed back and forth numerous times so he could help me select the correct railings for my application. The shipping was incredibly fast…the handrails arrived far ahead of my expectations. I tell everyone that will listen about D.I.Y. Handrail. This has become my go… read more “Joe and his customer service”
I am extremely satisfied with
I am extremely satisfied with all aspects of the experience! Pre-purchase communication (mock-up, questions and answers) with Joe was extremely helpful. My two, #4 Pickets arrived in 2 days as advertised and in excellent condition. All hardware was furnished including the anchors, drill bit and socket that fit the anchors. (I changed to 5/16″x3″ Tapcon… read more “I am extremely satisfied with”
Great Product, great company to
Great Product, great company to do business with. Very satisfied with the fit and finish of the rail kit, and the included hardware and driver. Thanks to Joe and the Customer Service Team for all the help. Will definitely be back in the future when the need arises.
Great installation package
Just installed the Floor-2 and Wall-4. Great installation package. They arrived a day early. Very satisfied, thanks!
Wow! Great product, installed easily, just as described. Read the instructions, watch the videos, and be sure to have a hammer drill (if you’re attaching to concrete). Never had a project go as smoothly as installing this railing. Looks Great.
I ordered a DIY handrail late Spting 2018. It came in short irder, bit I had to wait for a dry day yo install it. A friend held it in place while I took a plumb, and measured hiw muvh i needed to cut the lower leg. I cut it located where I wanted it,… read more “I ordered a DIY handrail”
I am more than pleased
I am more than pleased with my two DIY handrails. They arrived quickly, they are a quality product, they were easy to install. The price was most reasonable for the high quality. Mine have been installed for one year and I expect to get many more years of use from them. Additionally, they satisfy… read more “I am more than pleased”
We LOVE our DIY handrail!
We LOVE our DIY handrail! We’re both getting a little older (and have older friends) and just needed to feel safer on the front steps. It’s a great product!
Just happened to find DIY
Just happened to find DIY on internet. Contacted Joe and explained that I recently had hip surgery and needed stair rails ASAP. He had them delivered within days. They work beautifully. Great customer service.
We have an arch handrail
We have an arch handrail which has been great, but we lost an escutcheon at the base. Joe’s customer service was superb…he not only advised us the part has since been replaced with something better, but sent us replacements free of charge. Excellent!
The railing is perfect and
The railing is perfect and Joe was a tremendous help throughout the purchase and installation process. We are delighted with the end result. Thanks, Bob
Robert F. Long, Jr.
Joe’s customer service was exemplary
Joe’s customer service was exemplary from prior to the sale and answering follow-on questions. Highly recommended.
We just installed our railing.
We just installed our railing. Absolutely LOVE it. The welding was very well done. Easy to install. It was difficult drilling through aggregate though. Had to purchase another drill bit. Will definitely recommend to others!!
I’m very impressed with the very high quality of your railing. The design of the Arch 3 was perfect for my use. I’ve installed it and it looks terrific. It’s sturdy and rust proof with the stainless steel base plate. The flawless finish and precision of your pieces is impressive.
Piece of cake! Very solid.
Piece of cake! Very solid. Looks great. Ken M.
We support Made in America
I am glad I found your product on internet . And I think my contractor will recommend it to others. All the crew liked it. And we support Made in America. Nancyread more “We support Made in America”