Use Escutcheon Plates for a Refined Railing Look

Railing Escutcheon Plate
What are escutcheon plates?

By definition, an escutcheon (pronounced es·cutch·eon) plate is a shield, cover, or an ornamental or protective plate. Escutcheon plates are used to conceal something functional like mounting hardware or an unwanted hole.

Use escutcheon plates for a clean, simple, or modern style railing.

More and more customers are looking for a clean, seamless, or modern look for their homes. For interior or exterior railing, whether it’s a cable railing or any other type of railing, the escutcheon plate is a great choice to conceal the hardware. I find that especially with interior applications, you might want all the fasteners and hardware hidden with no exposed bolt or screw heads. Escutcheon plates are a perfect and easy solution. They simply slide over the post, hiding the hardware and providing a more refined look. Our escutcheon plates are typically machined from a solid billet, not the thin stamped sheet metal common in the industry.

Escutcheon Plates

We offer escutcheon plates on all of our surface-mounted Ithaca Style, Tokyo Style, and Kauai Style cable railings. These plates can be made from polished stainless steel or anodized aluminum and can be powder coated to match the railing posts. 

If you are submitting a quote request, be sure to ask for them. It’s a small detail that really helps to make your railing look more refined.

See these case studies for examples of projects with escutcheon plates.

Stainless steel posts with escutcheon plates

Powder-coated posts with matching escutcheon plates

Custom Bottom Plate

Another option available to create a clean appearance without noticeable hardware is a custom made bottom plate approach. The plate is made of thick solid metal that is counterbored and topped with flush custom screw caps. 

Custom Escutcheon plate on Stair Railing

Nut Caps

In addition, nut caps can be used on fascia mounted posts to hide the hardware. We offer nut caps to cover 3/8th inch Hex Lags in three standard colors. The colors available are black, white, and silver.

Hex Lag Nut Caps black, white and silver

At Keuka Studios, we custom fabricate residential and commercial stairs and railings to fit your style, space, and requirements. To learn more about how each cable railing project moves from vision to reality, take a look at our custom railing design process. We take pride in building craftsman-quality and commercial-grade stairs and railings for interior and exterior applications. Contact us to get started on your project.

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