Thanks, Wackymother. The project is indoors. I ripped out some built in drawers and cabinets in the hallway. This opened up the area to a skylight I had installed over the stairway to the basement. In order not to fall into the opening and down the stairs, I want to install an iron railing to give the effect of a small balcony. It's hard for me to explain but there will be a small, low shelf for houseplants as well.
LOL! No, I am not seriously handy. DH is when he gets around to it. It will be the same product as outdoor, I am sure, but will be an indoor installation. I am thinking I want a small bow to it, not just straight. I haven't checked out the big box stores yet. Yes, it must support weight in case someone falls or leans against it. That is where I am a little concerned as I'm not sure there is sufficient support in the walls at the place I want to put it--may have to install some kind of support. The area is only 39 inches, or a little less, wide.
I plan to check out the Yellow Pages and go visit some places. I want to know what to ask and what to look for so I don't get talked into anything I might later regret.
Dunno, then. You want just a rail with a curve or would there be spindles below? Is it like a gate across a balcony? Or...what? Like if you had it there, and someone leaned on it, where would they fall to? Would they fall to the floor right there, or to the ground twenty feet below?