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 […]
Installation of our 3 1/2″ wood posts is made easy with the Titan Post Anchor kit. Click HERE to purchase. Each order of post anchors ships with complete printed installation instructions.
Our Porch Railing Systems have been developed and improved over the years using practical experience as well as feedback from customers, installers, and builders. That is why it we believe it to be the “fastest, easiest, and best” porch railing available today. Every design feature of the Rail Systems is there for a purpose. And […]
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 […]
Each of our spindle listings has the recommended spacing under “FAQ” (frequently asked questions). 3 1/2″ Spindle/Baluster Listing 2 1/2″ Spindle/Baluster Listing 1 3/8″ Spindle/Baluster Listing This is often the starting point for those looking to buy spindles/balusters for their porch. Simply put, spindles are spaced according to a very easy rule: Turned Spindles/Balusters 3 […]
Installation instructions! This video shows the specifics of how to install a porch railing newel post using our Newel Fastening System. More instructional videos to come. View these items and more at www.westernspindle.com
Fastening your porch newels is often one of the most problematic parts of a porch rail installation. If you have access to the bottom side of the porch floor, you can simply lag bolts up into the newel and tighten it that way. But what if you don’t have access under the floor, as with […]