Hillman Hardware Essentials ornamental handrail brackets support wooden handrails. Handrail brackets allow for handrails to be installed at the desired angle. The maximum spacing between brackets is 48 Inch. Wall studs are needed for handrail brackets to be installed properly. Tools required: marking pencil, power drill, 3/32 Inch and 7/64 Inch drill bit and a handheld screwdriver. Choose from a variety of finishes to fit your decorating needs.