Why L.J. Smith Stair Systems?


Besides the vast array of products available, there are many important reasons to choose L.J. Smith products for your project:

► National brand that’s been around for over 130 years...so we know stair parts!

► The strength of our balustrade, when installed properly, helps prevent home accidents due to the exclusive design features of our products.

► Local representation across the nation in all 50 states available to assist with stair design, takeoffs, training, inventory control...

► National distribution with 8 strategically placed locations. Each distribution center stocks an array of material suited specifically for that region allowing our customers to quickly get the products they need.


Our Products

L.J. Smith products are defined by their unique design-providing uncompromised durability and good looks. The exclusive features of our designs result in unsurpassed strength and the benefits are simply endless. We just can't say enough about our first-rate innovations, so allow us to show you... 



Our 30 handrail profiles provide plenty of options from which to choose. Many profiles are also available in bending rail for applications requiring curved hand railing.

Ornamental Iron Balusters

Generations of fine styling endures in of each of our 73 hand forged ornamental balusters. Coupled with the warm touch of a wooden handrail, this timeless combination is as durable as it is beautiful.


Wood Balusters


If you have a specific design in mind, we’re certain you will find it within the 55 styles we offer. You might decide to move up to one of our heavier styles for an even more dramatic stairway. 

Stainless Steel Cable, Tube and Panel Infills

Our Linear Collection offers a sleek and modern look with cable or tube horizontal infill options. This is a very popular choice for an unimpeded view with an industrial feel.


Wood and Iron Newel Posts


Choose from over 60 perfectly proportioned newel posts of wood or iron. As the “anchors” of your stairway, these are both durable and substantial without any sacrifice of fine design and enduring quality of workmanship.

About Our Handrail Fittings

L.J. Smith offers two types of handrail fittings. Our “Traditional” fittings utilize rail bolts for installation and our patented line of Conect-A-Kit® fittings provide an even better and stronger method for securing handrail fittings to the handrail and to the newel posts. Aside from their common applications, seven of these fittings, used in combination, will make up 26 different Landing Fitting Assemblies (gooseneck fittings).

Conect-A-Kit® unique design also conceals every bit of the installation hardware.

About Our Wood Balusters

We offer two types of balusters to suit your installation and aesthetic preferences. Our “LJ-” Series utilizes a double-end lag screw in the bottom of each baluster. This technique pulls the balusters extremely tight against the surface, producing a very strong railing system.... and the hardware is completely concealed. The turning details of these carefully designed balusters flow parallel to the handrail.

The “S-” Series balusters have a turned pin on the bottom for installation and their bottom block detail flows parallel to the treads.

The choice is yours to experience the finest, and we're convinced that, after your L.J. Smith stairway is completed and you're settled into your new or remodeled home, you will have peace of mind from knowing you made the right choice!


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