Stair Railing Measurement Details - Tip Sheet

In order to better assist you in designing the railing of your stairs, we are going to need some dimensions to better design your stair railing as described in the diagram below. In addition, we like photos of the stairs to better visualize your project. One photo should show all of the steps.

The angle can be calculated using an angle finder app on your phone. The iPhone is equipped with the Measure App to calculate the angle How to use the angle finder on your iPhone. For Android/Google phone users we recommend this app Clinometer + bubble level

The angle of the stairs measurement

Please place a straight piece of wood that covers as many steps as possible so the measurement is a an average measurement of the angle. The run and rise of the stairs are not 100% equal and are not 100% horizontal and vertical. Measuring the average angle of the stairs is the best field measurement that can be provided along with the nose to nose distance as shown in the below drawing.

The stairs information needed are the following (See below image)

  1. The nose to nose distance
  2. The angle of the stairs
  3. Pictures that show the full length of the stairs with the total number of steps

Stair railing measurements guidance

Here is our online tool to help you in the definition the stair measurement required. Tool

The customer is responsible for providing Inline Design with accurate measurements of the project space.

Inline Design does not accept responsibility or liability for customization not meeting project requirements due to inaccurate, or altered measurements provided by the customer after drawing(s) have been finalized.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure or need assistance on how to measure your project space.

Sending the information

Please send us this information by email to , by fax to (866) 864-0608 or by completing the Stair Measurement Tool.

CAD drawings will be provided for custom stairs projects. Inline Design guide you through the post placement and installation to ensure proper alignment.