Porch Product Samples

$1.00

A cost effective way to see and feel the product before committing to a whole porch worth of product.

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Specifications

A Porch Product Samples kit consists of one spindle and a short piece of railing.  The sample kits are grouped according to the size of balustrade you would like to see.  Choose your size and material choice with the drop-down menu.  For the spindle, we will send the width of spindle you chose, in whatever design and length we have in stock.

Lead time on samples: Usually 1 business day to process the order, plus shipping transit time.  For shipping transit times, click HERE.

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Materials

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.

Mahogany is an excellent choice for those wanting a hardwood product.  It machines to a smoother finish than Cedar, and of course is stronger, denser, and harder which means it will hold up to abuse better than most other materials.  It is an exceptionally beautiful wood that can be either painted or stained with great success.  Most pieces are a dark reddish-brown color.  And it’s highly rated for natural rot resistance, making it a good choice for exterior as well as for interior applications.

 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

How far apart should they be spaced to meet building codes?
To meet the 4″ ball rule required by most building codes, space these spindles according to the following On Center spacing:
Revival: 5 1/2″ O.C.
Victorian: 5 3/4″ O.C.
Tuscan: 5 3/4″ O.C.
Colonial: 5 7/8″ O.C.
Classic: 6″ O.C.
Using the above spacing, you’ll have a 3 7/8″ gap between them at the narrowest portion.

How many spindles do I need?
Take the length of your rail (in inches) and divide by the above O.C. spacing.
Example: Classic spindles on 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.

How much does shipping cost?
SHIPPING COST is displayed in shopping cart.  Enter Quantity and click “ADD TO CART”.

How do I cut spindles for the stairs using a Sloped Bottom Rail?
See article: How To Cut Stair Spindles for Sloped Bottom Rail

How long will my order take?
For CURRENT LEAD TIME and shipping transit time, click here.

Still have questions?  Email us at [email protected] or call 888-459-9965 and we’ll be glad to help with your project.

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See “PORCH INFORMATION” for installation, finishing, etc.

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