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Fixing a Banister that has Come Away from Wall Support

Postby Cluelessdiyer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:46 pm

I'm a complete novice and need advice on how to fix our broken banister. It was like this when we moved in. It's come away from the support on the wall. How do I go about fixing this?
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby Gh1987 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:55 pm

Skew screw it back from the underside of the handrail back to the half newel post. Can counterbore the hole then fill it in with 2 pack wood filler
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Postby diydoctor6 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:31 pm

Gh1987 has got it spot on.

If you want to get more information about how the handrails, banisters and newels all fit together there is a great project here: ... drails.htm

This should give you a little more understanding about how they all fit together, so you'll be able to see how you can fix them!
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