Renovating a stairwell? Looking to replace an old, dated railing, but custom metal fabricating isn’t an option? How about copper plumbing pipe? This whole rail and support materials are found at big box home stores like Lowes or Home Depot. In these photos, the copper was “aged” with 2 shades of a faux patina found in art stores. Seal with buffed beeswax and then you’re done. Make sure you mount at least 2 of your supports to a stud for stability. All parts cost about $60.