Author: Adam MacDonald

High quality, architecturally correct exterior porch railing costs between $50 and $275 per linear foot for the materials. This of course covers a wide range of railings from the simple 1 5/8″ square wood balusters and 4″ rail, up to our massive 12″ poly rail and 7 1/2″ wide balusters used on the largest commercial […]

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What is a Fluted Column? When we refer to a fluted column, we simply mean a column has round indentations running vertically the length of the shaft.  Fluted columns add an element of detail and timeless beauty, and are often paired with ornamental capitals.  Flutes actually were seen even before the Greek architecture it is […]

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Large wood porch baluster replacement jobs are what we do at American Porch! Several buildings at the VA Hospital in Sheridan, WY have been undergoing renovations for a few years now.  The latest project was a “porch and roof correction”, as designed by architects Fourfront Design, Inc.  It is a massive project including eight porches […]

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American Porch – the new name of Western Spindle! We are excited to announce a new name for our company: American Porch LLC (formerly Western Spindle LLC).  The company is still owned, managed, and operated by the same people.  We will continue to make and sell the same product line.  As always, your designs, files, […]

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We are excited to announce the addition of a new standard spindle design – the Rampart! This design was developed by our professional architectural design specialists because of the large demand we’ve seen for custom spindles of similar design.  This symmetrical turned baluster design is common all over the country.  The name Rampart was inspired […]

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Traditional porch railings are often needed for movie sets, TV shows, and theater productions.  Typically a production has two requirements for products: 1) It must be period-correct, and 2) it must get here quickly.  This is where we come in.  Our period-correct, traditional balusters and railings can be produced very quickly on our modern computer […]

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This beautiful Connecticut home features a rooftop railing over a rounded covered patio.  What a difference this decorative exterior balustrade addition had on the look of the home!  A huge “thank you” to Creative Builders of CT for letting us be a part of this project. To learn how to measure for your own Curved […]

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This Exterior Balustrade Installation Instructions post is being put up to make it easier to find.  Polyurethane Rail, Newel Posts, and Hardware provided by Western Spindle and used here have been independently tested for strength requirements mandated by the IBC and IRC codes.  It has been found to meet and exceed the requirements.  For Wood […]

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