Made of solid European pine. Painted with red lead and a white base coat (to be finished later by painter).
This monumental building in the center of Amsterdam was originally fitted with two railings. One made of stonework and the other made of wood. The latter was hinged to the wall of the building so it could move out of the way to make room for tackle and rope. The wooden part was almost entirely deteriorated, but fortunately there was enough left to determine form and sizes.
Due to the large dimensions European pine is used, painted with red lead to protect it from the elements.
The banisters have been turned on the woodlathe and fixed to the top and bottom with a large diameter dowel.
To ensure good drainage, the top op the railing is slanted like a rooftop. This has entirely been worked with handplanes, due to the fact that the ends of the railing make a quarter turn.