13 Outdoor Stair Railing Ideas (That You Can Build Yourself)
Looking for a little inspiration before building a railing for the steps outside of your home?
This list of 13 outdoor stair railing ideas were all built by our customers alone, without the need for any specialized labor to put them together. Using one of our railing kits, or a custom built solution using Kee Klamp pipe fittings, each of the railings you see featured in this article were all built using just a few basic tools. There's no welding or cutting required.
In most cases, only an Allen Wrench is needed to assemble the railing itself, with a few other basic tools needed like a drill for mounting the railing to a wall or the ground (if you're attaching to brick, concrete, or stone, we recommend you check out this article).
Try browsing the list of ideas to see if there is a fit for you. If you find a railing you like that we don't have a kit for, please don't hesitate to reach out to our projects team for help. Our team will help you find the right fittings you'll need to create your perfect railing.
Back Deck Metal Railing
This railing was built by Edward for the staircase attached to his back deck. Edward wanted something to grab when going up and down the stairs, particularly in the winter when the steps are icy. The handrail is a custom build that uses the Top Fix Rail Assembly, the Standard Railing Flange, and Wall Mounted Handrail Bracket.
Brick Pathway Railing
This railing was built by Robert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to accompany the brick pathway/staircase leading up to his home. The railing was built using our 518 - Surface Mount Railing Kit. This kit is configurable is length up to 8 ft. For longer railings, please contact our projects team here.
Brick Steps Railing
This railing was built by Howie in Jamesport, New York. The railing was built using our Surface Landing L160 Railing Kit. This kit is configurable in railing length and handrail length up to 8 ft.
Brick Wall Handrail
This railing was built by Mike in Cordele, Georgia. The railing attaches to both the concrete base and brick steps at the bottom of the staircase and the brick wall at the top. The railing is a custom solution, however, it is most similar to our Hybrid 518/C58 Railing Kit.
Brick Wall & Stone Steps Handrail
This railing was built by Neil in Winnipeg, Canada. Neil's railing attaches to the sloped concrete edge using the Adjustable Angle Base Flange. This fitting allows the angle of the pipe handrail to be adjusted from 11 to 30 degrees. At the top of the railing, the Standard Railing Flange is used to mount to the wall. Lastly, the Obtuse Angle Elbow is used to create the handrail curve.
Concrete Stairway Railing
This railing was build by Mike for the concrete staircase that runs from the driveway to the front entrance of Mike's Craftsman style house. Mike chose the railing for its industrial look in order to compliment the aesthetics of the home's exterior. It is a custom design that uses the Standard Railing Flange, Top Fix Rail Assembly, Side Outlet Elbow (used to change the railing direction), and Flange fitting (used to mount to the side of the garage).
Front Steps Railing
This railing was built by David for his home in Peabody, Massachusetts. The railing accompanies a small, three step staircase and was made possible using our Surface 29 Railing Kit.
Stone Pathway Railing
This railing was built by Mark for the stone staircase behind his home. The railing is a custom build that makes use of the Top Fix Rail Assembly, the Standard Railing Flange, the Variable Angle fitting, and the Internal Coupling. The Variable Angle fitting can be used to create an angle anywhere from 30 to 200 degrees.
Concrete Stairway Handrail
This railing was built by Stuart in Pine Grove, California. The railing compliments the home's exterior colors well and was made possible using our Hybrid 518/C58 Railing Kit.
Stone Pathway Railing
This railing was built by Christopher for the brick staircase outside his home in The Bronx, New York. The railing was built using our Surface 29 Railing Kit and was painted in a dark red, powder-coat finish. Powder-coating is available for railing kits at an additional cost.
Stone Stairway Wrap Around Railing
This railing was built by Doug for the concrete staircase leading from the driveway to the front entrance of his home in Carlin, Nevada. The railing is a custom build.
To mount the handrail to the concrete wall, the Wall Mounted Handrail Bracket is used. To change the direction of the railing, the 90 Solid Elbow (in combination with two Internal Couplings) is used. This allows the handrail to have a smooth connection. Lastly, to mount the railing uprights to the ground, the Standard Railing Flange is used.
Stone Steps Handrail
This railing was built by Laura for the stone staircase outside her home in Moorestown, New Jersey. The railing was powder-coated in a black finish and made possible using our Surface L160 Railing Kit.
Concrete Porch Steps Handrail
This railing was built by Richard in Reading, Pennsylvania for the concrete front porch outside his home. The railing features an aluminum finish made possible using our Surface L160A Railing Kit.
Building a railing by yourself doesn't have to be difficult. With one of our railing kits, or a custom built solution using Kee Klamp pipe fittings, it's possible to build a railing in just a few hours (many of or customers have assembled railings in less than 30 minutes) without having any prior building experience. Make sure to browse our railing kits to see if we have a kit that will work for your application.
Remember, you can also go the custom route, and if you do but aren't quite sure what fittings you'll need, you can always reach out to our projects team and we'll help you figure out exactly what you need.