Gallery Metalworks Guide to a Perfect Footrail
Footrails are a great addition to any bar (home or commercial). Footrails offer asthetic enhancements while also offering your guests additional seating comfort. At Gallery Metalworks, we will work with you or your designer to deliver the perfect footrail. We have been fabricating footrails for over 35 year and have been fortunate to be specified by many well know restaurant chains across North America.
Need to Know Info
Footrails can come in a variety of styles & finishes. Here are the components you should consider when purchasing a footrail
The Tube is the Metal Rail that supports your foot. The most common size of footrail is 2 inches (diameter). Gallery Metalworks offers both 1-1/2” and 2” footrails. Additional shapes & sizes are available. Shop for
Did you know?: We can offer a variety of shapes of tube, square, oval, rectangular.
Brackets will connect your Bar Rail (Tube) to either the bar itself and/or to the floor. Gallery Metalworks has a variety of options to choose from.
Since a footrail is made from a tube there is an open end. End Caps simply close the end. We offer a variety of end caps.
In many cases, a bar will have a curve or an angle. In order to accommodate these curves and angles we offer a variety of Fittings (flush fittings).
Did you know?: Gallery Metalworks can bend or roll your footrail to mimic the shape of your bar-face.
Splices are used to connect two lengths of bar rail together. In order to accommodate long lengths. The addition of splices are also used to facilitate shipping.
Depending on the bar layout, your footrail may terminate at a wall or at the floor. Wall/Floor Flanges will accommodate this design
Industrial Footrail (Black Pipe)
Black Pipe is different from Tubing. Tube is measured from the Outside Diameter whereas Pipe is Measured from the Inside Diameter. Hence 1-1/2” Tube will have a smaller outside diameter than a 1-1/2” Pipe.
Gallery Metalworks offers footrails in Industrial Pipe. Please send us the measurements of your bar-face and we will provide a quote.
4 Steps to your Perfect Footrail
Step 1: Measure your bar face
Accommodate for any offsets. Since your bar footrail will sit out from the bar 5 – 6 inches (depending on the bracket you choose) you will need to compensate for the additional tube required. It is always important to sketch and measure your existing bar face first.
** The layout of your bar and its measurements will help determine the number of brackets required.
Step 2: Determine Components (brackets, ends, fittings)
You will need to determine the Number of Brackets Required. Typically support brackets are required every 3 – 4 feet. Additional support is needed from 5- 6" from each end of your footrail.
For Example an 8 foot foot rail will require 3 brackets. 2 brackets will be placed 6 inches from each end and the 3rd bracket will be placed an equal distance between the 2 end brackets.
Determine your style of end caps. See our selection.
Determine if you need any fittings to accommodate angles & curves.
Step 3: Finish & Size
Determine your finish, ie Stainless Steel, Brass, Plating, or Powder Coat options. Check out our finishes. Determine the diameter size of tube you would like to proceed with.
Step 4: Install
A well laid out plan will help with your installation. Fix your components (brackets, fittings, ends) and fix them to the rail. Fasten your new footrail to the floor / bar or wall.