Interior Hardwood Railings
Keep your kids safe, your insurance company happy and more
money in your pocket! Check with your local Building controls
office BEFORE you begin any interior railing construction.
Save money and do it right the first time! Here's a few ideas
about what you need to know to comply with most Residential
Spindles, Newels, shoes, caps, & base rails... are all
the parts needed to build an interior hardwood railing. Finding
out what is available to ease the installation is half the
battle so we're slowly adding information to help you along
the way... I do say slowly because I haven't found out how
to extend the day from 24-34 hours... any suggestions :) ..
Spindles, pickets or Balusters are the same thing. They come
in a myriad of sizes, patterns and woods if you are willing
to dig far enough. The typically box store choice is 1 5/16"
in size, oak, square top and bottom, and has a turned pattern
in the middle. Here's what you need to know.. spindles
for interior railings
The main post or "newel
post" is the boss... the big guy that holds up and
secures the entire railing system. Its important because without
strength and proper installation your whole railing system
will fall apart.
And then of course there is the upper and lower hardwood
handrails and all the little pieces that finish off the
job without a great struggle.