Ok, I have my basement stairs I'm finally trying to mount a handrail on (it wasn't done by previous owners, and I'm finally getting to my "to-do" list :) )
So I measured, and went out and grabbed a wooden railing (4 ft length) and some brackets:
So now I just have to find the studs ... and therein lies my problem. I did find 1 stud, however, I don't think that's enough to mount it to ...
here's a little diagram showing my situation:
So I have a short 5-step flight. From the bottom floor, to the top of the top step, it's 44 inches. From the first step to last, 44 inches as well ... My only stud is 19 inches in .. and I cannot locate a 2nd one.
I don't think I can / want to mount 1 bracket only to the drywall .. but if I have to, how to do it so it's as solid as possible ?
What options do I have ?