Looking to add a bold statement to your staircase but can’t find the perfect match in stores? Look no further. This post showcases inspiring ideas for DIY industrial pipe stair railing. With its rugged yet chic aesthetic, pipe railing is the perfect choice for those seeking a trendy and unconventional look in their home. Get inspired by the raw beauty of these DIY projects and build your own! These innovative ideas are also easy to create and a budget-friendly alternative, too.
Whether you’re a fan of minimalist or eclectic styles, these inspirations will transform your staircase into a stunning focal point!
1. DIY modern handrail
Mordecai the builder is an influencer who specializes in home improvement and renovation content. With his wife, they decided to build their own industrial pipe stair railing after they looked online for options and could not find anything they liked.
They used tinktube to build their project: check out the video!
2. Industrial metal stair railing
DIYers made this vintage-style stair banister with industrial pipe and fittings.
The creators decided to make it in three separate sections, which gives the handrail an original look and can help to make it sturdier. To accentuate the vintage look, we recommend using copper powder-coated pipes. When building with steel tubes, you know that your project will be heavy-duty and of superior quality.
Overall, the final results are a visually appealing handrail that adds a touch of vintage charm and modern industrial style to the staircase, while prioritizing functionality and safety!
3. Modern industrial pipe stair railing
This picture showcases an industrial farmhouse stair railing that has been cleverly constructed in separate sections to cover different levels of stairs. It is made from sturdy industrial black-colored pipes and fittings, giving the handrail an authentic vintage look.
The handrail is divided into sections, with each section carefully crafted to fit the specific height of the corresponding staircase. The pipes are connected to the wall with tinktube connectors that provide strength, ensuring stability and durability. The handrail seamlessly follows the contours of the stairs, creating a smooth and continuous flow.
Looking for low-cost exterior handrail ideas?
Find easy-to-replicate, low-cost exterior handrail ideas in this post!
4. Two-color DIY handrail
This project has a stunning color contrast: the choice of mixing colors is both bold and beautiful! Of course, if you decide to create the same kind of idea, you’ll be able to choose the colors that match your environment depending on your home’s decor. But let’s face it: no matter which color you choose, this stair banister is the accessory to complete any hallway!
5. Exterior pipe stair railing
This inspirational picture showcases the skill and effort put into building an exterior industrial handrail in two ways. First, when you build your own handrail, make sure to connect each joint with the pipes properly to ensure safety. Then, the contrasting color of the handrail against the red-toned brick walls adds a striking visual appeal, making it a balanced-looking decor!
Interior DIY Staircase Handrail Ideas
If you choose to build your own, you’ll find a multitude of DIY inspirations in this post!
How to build a DIY project with tinktube
Step 1. Make a plan
Before you begin your project, start by jotting down your thoughts and ideas on paper. The sketching will help you determine the size and requirements of your build.
Looking for a free tool to help your design process?
We created a free printable tool to help you draw your projects with 3D perspective: it’s called the tinkpad!
All you have to do is print out a copy of the tinkpad and follow the instructions to get started.
Step 2. Define your cut list and determine how many pipes you’ll need
It’s crucial to distinguish between the overall dimensions of your project and the length of the tubes required for the joints. Once you learn how to calculate the pipe length, you’ll be ready to proceed with your project. This video presents useful information about pipe length calculation and shows you how to plan the exact number of tubes required for your project with ease:
Step 3. Determine the parts and tools you’ll need
After you have completed your drafts, you can create a parts list by identifying the necessary fittings and accessories. You can visit our online shop or check out a similar free plan and adapt the design to your custom project. This approach allows you to plan ahead and ensures that you have all the materials and tools required to bring your project to life.
Psst: The pipe cutter and the Allen wrench are the MVPs of all builds! Make sure to grab each of those if you don’t already have them at home. You’ll be able to use them to build all your next DIY projects too!
4. Order online and build your project
Once you know the number of tubes and the parts you need, you are ready to order online. Remember that after your project is built: if you send us pictures of your creation at [email protected], we’ll send you a 10% OFF promo code for your next order!
And when your tinktube parcel arrives at your doorstep, this is where the fun begins! Cut the pipes, assemble the connectors, tighten the bolts… and repeat. You’ll realize how easy it is once you’ve watched Esteban build his project in the video below.