Nice stuff. But pretty expensive. I wonder, what would pvc spray painted with brass paint look like. Definetly not as nice, but if you were trying to fake the brass rails on the cheap and were not relying upon them to support alot of weight, it might work.
I'm looking for the same thing. The ball joints is what I was thinking. I am planning on calling a couple of bar and billiards suppliers. As a matter of fact, there is one called Bars and Billiards Supply in Fort Worth. Not sure if they are just local.
I will. I've got some PVC pipe already, and a brass paint can't be much more than 6 bucks for a can right? So I figure what the heck. I've don't have any kids so there shouldn't be too much rubbing and touching. I'll let you know how it goes. It's just an idea. The one issue I've come up agains already is that the couplings won't look anywhere near as cool as the rounded top ones you can find at jgbraun.
I'm using 2". Depending on how you mount them be aware that it will be tough to get any rigidity or stability without having three sides.
I had to get a lot of strength since I do have a lot of children and they will use them as monkey bars almost instinctively.
As most of you know , I've done quite a bit with gold paint and it will never give the look of brass. If you are doing other things like trim it seems to be acceptable but the railings, I think , just have to be metal.
I was thinking I was going to need to use something larger than the 1" brass. I also place on having 3 sides. After looking at railings in commercial places, I see that they also use 2"-3". That adds a lot of price to it.
Do you think it would look to "dinky" or out of place to use the 1" railings vs the 1-1/2" or 2"?
I guess it depends on the look you are going for but this is one of those times where I'd go for 2" or go for some other type of railing. There are several types of railings that go around pools, apartment balconies etc that might look good.
The first reply mentioned Outwater. Go to their website and order their catalog, you'll be amazed at how much stuff they have which you can use in the HT (velvet rope and stancions, rope lighting, etc.). They have brass railings and fittings in 1 1/2" and 2". Prices seem reasonable to me (I'm getting ready to order a brass footrail for my bar).
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