1 3/8" Wood Spindle

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Turned portion is 15" long, centered in the spindle.  Bottom notch option reduces length by 1/8".

Use our 4" Rail System in Port Orford Cedar.

Online orders of standard unprimed wood products :1 week production, plus 1 week for shipping.  Order 2 weeks in advance.
Online orders of standard PRIMED wood products:1-2 weeks production, plus 1 week for shipping.  Order 3 weeks in advance.

Premium oil-based primer in flat white available as an option, which allows for immediate installation.  Expect some blemishes in the primer from shipping.  This is normal and will not affect the finished result when painted after installation.
Ipe: Solid primer/paint not recommended for Ipe.  Selecting "priming" option on Ipe products means we will apply a clear protectant oil immediately after milling.  We highly recommend choosing the "priming" option (clear oil protectant) for Ipe to protect against surface checking/cracking.

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Our woodwork is stronger and longer lasting than woodwork produced by others.  Why?  Because we use better materials!

Western Cedar is a great outdoor use wood that has been the standard throughout the US for many decades.  Usually when people say simply "cedar", this is the wood they are referring to.  It is highly resistant to decay and very beautiful, and we use only CLEAR Western Cedar so there are NO KNOTS.  You simply cannot find a better grade of wood (because it doesn't exist)!  This results in very beautiful, and very stable millwork.  Our Western Cedar consists of both Western Red and Incense cedars.

Port Orford Cedar (called White Cedar in some localles) is highly resistant to decay, is stronger and more dense than all other cedars, and machines to a smoother finish. In fact, it is 45% stronger, denser, and harder than all other cedars, redwood, and pine. Also it is a creamy white color which allows for limitless options on staining, and the color will not bleed through paint as sometimes happens with darker woods.  All this means products made from Port Orford Cedar will simply look better in the decades to come.

Ipe (pronounced EE-pay) is the finest quality wood available.  This exotic hardwood is naturally resistant to rot and is over 3 times harder than Teak.  These natural traits mean Ipe millwork can last 75+ trouble-free years.  You truly have to hold this deep rich brown colored wood in your hands to appreciate its hardness, weight, beauty, and the way it machines to a silky smooth finish.  And we source this fine wood only from responsibly managed forests to provide a truly renewable resource.

Grades used: We use both CLEAR and SELECT TIGHT KNOT grades of wood in our products.  When Select Tight Knot is used, only the best pieces are used of that grade.  Because of the nature of our products, we can often “cut around” the knots, so even our STK products often end up clear.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How far apart should they be spaced to meet building codes?
To comply with the "4-inch ball rule", use the following rule of thumb:1 3/8" spindles, every 4" on center

How many spindles do I need?
Take the length of your rail (in inches) and divide by 4". 
Example: 10' of rail, which is 120".  Take 120 divided by 4 = 30 spindles needed.

What height of spindle do I need?
See our Spindle Height Calculator.

How much does shipping cost?
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Still have questions?  Email us at info@westernspindle.com or call 888-459-9965 and we’ll be glad to help with your project.

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Caring for Millwork (what do I do when my stuff shows up?!)

Bottom Rail: To Slope or Not to Slope?

How far apart should I space my spindles? How many do I need?

Wood Porch Rail System Installation Instructions

Priming for Wood Porch Products and Millwork

Our most popular stock design.  Revival reflects the influences often found in the architecture of the late Victorian era.

Although all of our stock designs are considered Victorian, this classic shape captures the essence of a robust Victorian front porch.

Particularly popular in the southeastern U.S., the Tuscan spindle design incorporates a more angular style found in architecture with Italianate influences.

Our Colonial spindle design features the simpler, straighter shape of the early Victorian era resulting in a very stately look for your porch.

See "PORCH INFORMATION" for installation, finishing, etc.

Spindle Height Calculator

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