In order to strip the paint from my stairway bannister, I've had to
disassemble it. This is actually a good thing, because, in order to move
large furniture up and down those stairs, I've had to make the bannister
But here's where I need some advice. The bannister itself attaches to the
end posts at an angle of roughly 45 degrees. Until this past week, it was
attached with a series of nails. Now, the bannister piece and the two post-
pieces (6" square, made of 3/4" oak) are separate. I'd like to reattach
them in a way that would enable me to _detach_
them if I have to.
I have been unable to find a fixture or mount of metal link or whatever
that would do the job. So I'd like to ask if anyone knows of a metal
fixture that would a) join two pieces of wood at an odd angle, b) keep them
joined firmly and solidly until they have to be un-joined, and c) be hidden
from plain view.