Balusters are slender vertical pieces of wood or wrought iron that are attached to the handrail throughout the length of the rail. They prevent people from falling through the area between the treads and the handrail. Wood balusters are usually 1 1/4" or 1 3/4" wide and iron balusters are usually 1/2" to 9/16" wide at their center point. They are often called spindles. StairPartsUSA.com carries a wide variety of balusters, including traditional turned spindles and wrought iron balusters. If you have difficulty deciding which baluster is for you, give us a call. One of our stairway specialists will be happy to assist you. Click on one of the photos below to see a more complete selection of balusters.
StairPartsUSA.com offers a wide variety of wrought iron balusters, and wood balusters. Our wood balusters feature Amish crafted balusters as well as contractor grade balusters. We are often asked, "What is the difference between your Amish crafted wood balusters and your contractor grade wood balusters?" Simply put, the Amish craftsmen take more time in turning the baluster and give much more attention to detail. Each Amish crafted baluster is inspected by hand prior to shipping and is hand sanded. This means the contractor spends less time sanding prior to staining in your home. Contractor grade balusters are machine sanded much more quickly. This means there is more sanding that needs to be done prior to staining. Just about all other stair parts companies do not offer Amish crafted balusters, choosing to rely solely on the mass produced balusters we call contractor grade. How does using Amish crafted balusters save you time and money? Our Amish craftsmen do a more complete job of sanding while the baluster is on the lathe. This means your contractor will spend less time sanding on the job site. When you add things up, sometimes quality is a lot less expensive than you think.