Why L.J. Smith Stair Systems?

L.J. Smith products are defined by their unique design-providing uncompromised durability and good looks. The exclusive features of our designs result in unsurpassed strength and the benefits are simply endless. We just can't say enough about our first-rate innovations, so allow us to show you...

Conect-A-Kit Handrail Fittings

conect-a-kitL.J. Smith designed and patented these very versatile handrail fittings for several reasons:

First, we knew there had to be a better and stronger method for securing handrail fittings to the handrail and to the newel posts. We wanted a system that would produce a stronger overall railing system.

Secondly, we wanted the hardware used to install and assemble them to be totally concealed after installation. This would eliminate the unsightly nail holes, bolt holes, putty or plugs that traditional handrail fittings reveal.

  The end result is a group of handrail fittings we call Conect-A-Kit . The use of lag bolts for assembly, rather than clamp nails and finish nails, makes the entire balustrade much sturdier. This unique design also conceals every bit of the installation hardware.



Our Balusters

If you're intrigued by what you just read about our handrail fittings, read on.

Our Balusters As with the handrail fittings, we knew there must be better and stronger way to secure balusters to the treads, without taking away from the beauty of the stairway with unsightly nail holes, putty, or gaps. Our efforts culminated with a system, by which a double-end lag screw is utilized in the bottom of each baluster. This technique pulls the baluster extremely tight against the surface, producing a much stronger railing system..and the hardware is completely concealed.

We also wanted to improve the overall "look" of the balusters going up the stairway. We accomplished this feat by adjusting the turning length and its position on each baluster so that the top and bottom turning details flow parallel to the handrail, giving your stairway that impeccable look of careful design.

L.J. Smith is the "one stop shop" for everything needed for your stairway..from our individually crafted component parts to our exclusive offering of innovative tools for installing them. Nowhere will you find a selection that even comes close to the vast array of styles available from L.J. Smith.

Wooden BalustersWooden Balusters - If you have a classic design in mind, we're certain you will find it within the 41 handsome styles we offer. You might decide to move up to one of our heavier styles for an even more dramatic stairway.





Iron BalustersOrnamental Iron Balusters - Generations of tradition ensures the fine styling and durability of each of our 37 hand forged ornamental balusters. Coupled with the warm touch of a wooden handrail, this timeless combination is as durable as it is beautiful.



HandrailsHandrails - Our 27 handrail profiles provide plenty of options from which to choose. Many are also available in bending rail for applications requiring curved hand railing.



NewelsWooden and Iron Newel Posts - Choose from over 50 perfectly proportioned newel posts of wood or iron. As the "anchors" of your stairway, these are both durable and substantial without any sacrifice of fine design and enduring quality of workmanship.



The choice is yours to experience the finest, and we're convinced that, after your L.J. Smith stairway is completed and you're settled into your new or remodeled home, you will have peace of mind from knowing you made the right choice!