Dear Joe, I went to Home Depot and got a new hammer drill [the old one crapped out] Bosch 1/4 in. masonry drill and 5/16 tapcon bolts 2 in. Installed very nicely. What started out as a utilitarian need for a handrail turned out to be an architectural enhancement to our home. How cool is that! Will send you a photo tomorrow. P.S. It installed just like your drawing, but we spaced it 3-4 in. from the home, and think, as you said, that the base plates will be sufficient for strength. Thanks again, Peter
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”
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”
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.
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.
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”
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.
We could not be more pleased
We could not be more pleased read more “We could not be more pleased”
Survived California “Campfires”
Survived California “Campfires” read more “Survived California “Campfires””
I now have a happy wife! read more “Pleasantly Surprised”
Thanks again for all your help and quick responses.
It looks great! read more “Thanks again for all your help and quick responses.”
We love the handrails as
We love the handrails read more “We love the handrails as”
You “Da Man” !!
Garage pics read more “You “Da Man” !!”
Solid railings. Great customer service
Solid railings. Great customer service read more “Solid railings. Great customer service”
A real Christmas present to ourselves
A real Christmas present to ourselves read more “A real Christmas present to ourselves”
I ordered a DIY handrail
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”
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!
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.
everything worked as planned
Everything worked as planned read more “everything worked as planned”
Awesome Railing read more “Awesome Railing”
Great handrail, thanks!
Great handrail, thanks! read more “Great handrail, thanks!”
Quality of materials and workmanship are outstanding
Quality of materials and workmanship are outstanding read more “Quality of materials and workmanship are outstanding”
One of the most efficient companies I have ever dealt with
Quality of materials and workmanship are outstanding read more “One of the most efficient companies I have ever dealt with”
Easy install. Good looking.
Easy install. Good looking. read more “Easy install. Good looking.”
They were easy to install
They were easy to install read more “They were easy to install”
The handrail is up and looks great!
The handrail is up and looks great! read more “The handrail is up and looks great!”
It’s everything you claimed it is!
It’s everything you claimed it is! read more “It’s everything you claimed it is!”
It’s an excellent product, and I’m very pleased with it!
It’s an excellent product, and I’m very pleased with it! read more “It’s an excellent product, and I’m very pleased with it!”
Instructions and youtube videos made it easy to do
Instructions and youtube videos made it easy to do read more “Instructions and youtube videos made it easy to do”
Looks great. Thanks for your help.
Looks great. Thanks for your help. read more “Looks great. Thanks for your help.”
It installed just like your drawing
It installed just like your drawing read more “It installed just like your drawing”
My parents have loved them
My parents have loved them. No problems at all. read more “My parents have loved them”
These will make a real difference
These will make a real difference as my father-in-law returns from rehab to his home read more “These will make a real difference”
Thank you for sending a railing I can be proud of
Thank you for sending a railing I can be proud of read more “Thank you for sending a railing I can be proud of”
Handrail purchase and install
I can really appreciate great quality! read more “Handrail purchase and install”