3 1/2" Wood Spindle

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Price Each $22.00 Plus Shipping and Handling

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Price Each $22.00 Plus Shipping and Handling



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

Use 6" Rail System

Also available in Polyurethane, a synthetic material.

PRIMING OPTION (recommended): 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.

Most porch-sized orders of wood product take approximately 2 weeks for production and 1 week to ship.  Be sure to order your wood products AT LEAST 3 weeks in advance.  NOTE: Adding primer may increase processing time by up to 4 days.

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

Douglas Fir, in addition to being cost effective, is extremely strong, exceptionally beautiful, and rot resistant.

Port Orford Cedar is highly resistant to decay, is stronger and more dense than all other cedars, and machines to a finer finish. In fact, it is stronger, denser, and harder than Western Red Cedar, Redwood, Yellow Cedar, Incense Cedar, and Pine.  That means products made from Port Orford Cedar have a smoother finish, and will simply look better 10, 20, and 30 years down the road.  It is the premium outdoor millwork wood.

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 for 3 1/2" spindles: every 6" on center

How many spindles do I need?
Take the length of your rail (in inches) and divide by 6". 
Example: 10' of rail, which is 120".  Take 120 divided by 6 = 20 spindles needed.

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

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Multiple porches on a Cleveland Heights, OH home.

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Our Porch Railing Featured in Victorian Homes Magazine!

Wood Porch Rail System Installation Instructions

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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Height in Inches

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