Rated 2.7 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ericthebrit Front porch update
The railings are just what we needed to complete the front porch revamp. We had installed the main porch support posts earlier.
The overall effect once the railings are installed speaks for itself in the photos, we are very pleased with the (almost) finished project. The stair rail still needs to be installed to complete the job. The concrete path needs drilling, so I have to wait until I have a hammer drill.
Despite original "fears" that vinyl would not be strong enough for the job, the components are extremely sturdy and, at the same time, very easy to cut to size and very lightweight. There are fixings a-plenty and the installation does not require any "expert" skills, just a saw, a drill and a screwdriver and a spirit level. You don't even need a 2nd set of hands.
Don't forget to buy the post supports and all the "finishing off" knick knacks like base trim and top caps.
June 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Junior We've been decieved by Home Depot
Don't call this handrail assembly 6 ft when it is only 67.75" long. The recommended attachment brackets are 1.25" long so if you added them together you only get 70.25" (and that's without any engagement in the brackets). This is false advertising and deceptive. If you really need a 6' assembly you have to but an 8' assembly which is more than twice twice the cost, for just 2 feet more. Is this gouging or what?
November 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HaileyandHannahMom Love it but . . .
Make sure you realize, as others have stated, the size stated and the size it actually is isn't the same. Also, the unassembled one we got was terribly packaged and came with a lot of scratches. It could not be returned to the store so we decided it wasn't worth the hassle to return and since it was behind a bench where you can't see most of the scratches we kept it. The assembled one was great!
December 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by grammy Disappointed in dimensions when received
We really like the style of the railings, but the size was not right. We went by the advertised size (6' x 3'), when, in fact it actually measures 5'8" x 3'. We needed the extra 4" for our porch and were disappointed that they did not fit. In the specs it did say that the measurement was 5'8" but we didn't think the dimensions would be something other than what was stated on the picture on the webpage.
We had to take these back (3 of them) and reorder 8' pieces that were double in price for 2 more feet. Especially since we only needed 4" more for each piece. If the length was the same as advertised, they would have fit perfectly. The project is costing us a lot more than we anticipated. We will like the end result I'M SURE, but it is a little disheartening to know the project is more costly than we anticipated. We would have rethought our choice if we had known. I want to say that the staff at Home Depot was excellent through this process and we love shopping here because they are so knowledgeable and helpful.
September 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Buff Assembled dimensions are in correct
The website and the manufacturer's brochure show the assembled dimension as 33 1/2", however, the assembled dimensions are actually 33 1/2" using the standard brackets. The dimension is 34 1/4" if you use the adjustable angle brackets. Using the spacer piece at the bottom adds another 3". So, you will need at least 36 1/2' of flat surface on the posts to attach to in the first case and 37 1/2" in the second case. My posts were 34 1/2" so I could not use the 3" spacers and had to modify the angle brackets as well by cutting off part of the bottom attachment area. Was not happy at all and it made the installation fairly difficult and very time consuming. I would have just sent everything back but could not find another railing of the desired design.
October 26, 2014