Many homeowners are stumped on how to find replacement wood balusters. An easy way to update or refresh a porch or staircase in your home, is with custom wood elements. Many times this involves the replacement of wooden balusters (also called spindles), columns and/or newel posts. One example of this is pictured below. In this particular case, the client was looking to replace the exterior wood balusters of this Victorian home. They wanted to replicate the look and feel of their 1800’s home.
What’s needed to replace my wood baluster?
We received the below photo, as well as detailed instructions and were able to complete the project. Typically the type of information that is needed is sizing, quantity, specie required and detail of the design from either drawings, CAD drawings, or photographs. If it is possible, a sample part of the old balusters can also be sent. Furthermore, secondary operations are also available when needed such as such as sanding, carving and priming.
You can see below how the updated front porch is absolutely stunning and has increased the curb appeal and the value of the home. In addition, you can refer to our gallery of custom architectural wood products for ideas. Next time you are wondering how to find replacement wood balusters for your home project, make sure to contact one of our experts that can help walk you through the steps!
Here is a note from our happy customer:
After several months of work, our front porch restoration is complete. The balusters and spindles you turned were the final touch to bring the porch back to its late 1800’s look. Thanks so much for your impeccable work! In the Spring, we will paint the entire house in appropriate Victorian colors to bring out all the details. Please feel free to use any images of our house that you feel would enhance your business. Happy Holidays! –Robert & Catherine Harper