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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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Our Wood Porch Balustrade systems have undergone significant improvement in 2018.  An improved Rail Installation Hardware Kit and a wider baluster capacity for the 4″ System are some of the features.  And, the balustrades have been independently tested as Structural Guardrail.  They have been found to exceed the strength requirements for IBC, IRC, and ASME […]

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To download the Polyurethane Balustrades 3 part Specifications in Word (.doc) format for easy inclusion in your plans, click Poly Balustrade 3 part specs (.doc) The 3 part spec for our urethane balustrades is also listed below:   Structural, High-Density Polyurethane Railing System (Balustrades) SECTION 06 81 00 COMPOSITE RAILINGS AND BALUSTRADES  This specification includes […]

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To download the Wood Balustrades 3 part Specifications in Word (.doc) format for easy inclusion in your plans, click Wood Balustrades 3 part specs (.doc) The 3 part spec for our wood balustrades is also listed below:   Wood Railing System (Balustrades) SECTION 06 43 16 WOOD RAILINGS   This specification includes hidden text for […]

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