Porch How-To

For exterior wood balustrades, we recommend the use of our Sloped Bottom Rail.  This has a 15 degree slope to it, which helps shed water and prevent rot at the base of the spindles.  Most people want their stair rails to match the rest of their railings, and so use the Sloped Bottom Rail on […]

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There are really only two reasons you would use pressure treated wood for your millwork: low cost and resistance to rot.  And these are good reasons.  But what if we could offer a higher quality wood, with natural grown-in rot resistance, at a reasonable price?  For the past 70 years, pressure-treated wood has been the […]

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Should you order your new porch materials pre-primed? At Western Spindle, we do our level best to provide customers with everything they need to complete their porch project. Whether it’s customizing spindles to perfectly recreate an existing porch system, or putting all the required hardware together in a convenient Rail Installation Kit, we strive to […]

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Caring for Millwork From Western Spindle  The following is an article on how to care for exterior architectural millwork, especially wood porch railing and spindles (or balusters). Upon arrival, take note of the condition of the boxes and/or crating before the driver leaves.  Open all crating and boxes to inspect your new millwork.  In the […]

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Whether you have new construction or are remodeling a 100+ year old porch, longevity is a major concern when planning your porch railing.  There are several ways to ensure that your new wood rail will provide decades of easy satisfaction.  First, of course, is choosing high quality materials with grown-in rot resistance such as those […]

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