A Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing

Author(s): George Di Cristina


In order to construct continuous climbing-turn handrail sections for a staircase, the basic elements of tangent handrailing must be understood. This guide to building custom staircases, including elliptical stairs and continuous incline stairs, explains the tangent principle for the advanced woodworker. Covering everything from locating risers in a curved stairway to the installation of balusters, this simple method enables the craftsperson to make distinctive, personalised stair and handrail designs that are not available from stock staircase companies.


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George di Cristina began apprenticing in his father's stairbuilding shop in 1931 and has been a principal of J. di Cristina and Son ever since. He lives in Burlingame, California.

General Fields

  • : 9780941936637
  • : Linden Publishing Co Inc
  • : Linden Publishing Co Inc
  • : 0.82
  • : August 2000
  • : 280mm X 215mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Di Cristina
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 684.08
  • : 278
  • : illustrations