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Stair Rods from Peru
Stair Rods from Peru

Carpet Stair Rods, Brackets, and Finials

While on vacation in Peru last month, I went to a restaurant that was a converted residence with an open-air courtyard. They left all of the rooms upstairs and turned them into a Bed & Breakfast and made all of the lower level the restaurant and bar. It was quite an eclectic place; each bedroom had a theme. All of the dining tables were white clawfoot bathtubs with live goldfish swimming in them, with a large piece of glass over them to eat your meal on. While walking up the stairs to the upper level to check out the themed rooms, I noticed the stone staircase had some very old stair rods. The carpet was no longer there, but the stair rods were. They had a simple bracket and ball finial on each end.

I’m sure I’ve seen stair rods before I started working at The Hardware Hut, but I never gave them much thought. Now that I am surrounded by hardware, I see them everywhere. If I disappear from the group, it is usually because I’m looking at a door or cabinet with interesting hardware on it.

Stair rods have not evolved much. They still consist of three components: brackets to hold the rods down, the rods themselves, and optional finials to give it a finished look.

For each stair you will need one pair of brackets, one stair rod, and one pair of finials.


You can order brackets with either a hole on the end for the finials or without. They come in a variety of finishes as well as plain and simple, or with a more elaborate design on them such as the Greek Meander.


The rods are available in the same finishes as the brackets in three styles: plain, reeded, and rope. The reeded and rope are available in three sizes: 28-1/2″, 36″ & 48″. The plain is available in the 28-1/2″. Each rod is 5/8″ in diameter.


The finials screw onto the brackets with a bolt and are available in three designs: mushroom, pineapple, and urn.

See our hardware for more. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us or connect with us on Facebook.

About the author
In 2002, Johnny Quinn joined in Customer Service. He and his husband own three properties they rent as part of their retirement plans. When not in the office, you might find him in an airport heading out on a fun adventure. He's been to Italy, Australia, and Peru with plans of heading to Thailand next.