This beautiful custom porch balustrade is one of the several we have done in Butte, MT.  The historic mining town has lots of eye candy for those interested in Victorian architecture.

Rex Builders, whom we’ve done work with several times in the past, was able to salvage the existing railing.  We reproduced the original spindles and provided them with our 8×40″ Raised Panel Newel Posts as well.  You can see the results for your self!

Todd with Rex Builders writes “Thanks for checking in on our project. We finished it right before the weather got cold and I haven’t gotten back over to take any decent photos. Here are a couple that I had on my phone, the first one is pre-paint but still gives an idea of the design. We also will be replacing the 4 exterior doors in the spring which will give it a more completed look.
Once again, all of your products met our expectations. Thank you for working with us and for making the ordering and delivery process simple and painless.
We look forward to working with you in the future.

Thanks again for your superb products!”

Thank you Todd!

This beautiful Connecticut home features a curved 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 Rail, click THIS LINK.

Featured in this Milford, CT curved rooftop railing project is our:

Classic Porch Spindle, 3 1/2 x 20″

Raised Panel Newel Post, 12×34″

Porch Rail System, 6″ class 4-piece

All made of premium clear Western Cedar for rot resistance, stability, and beauty.  You can also opt for our synthetic version.  We use Polyurethane for our synthetic exterior balustrades.

Designated as an historic landmark, this porch was in need of repair. With the help of our Polyurethane Balustrades, it was brought back to it’s former glory.  For this historic porch restoration, the 7 1/4″ Polyurethane Balustrade was used.  Also called urethane, fypon, high density polyurethane, or composite, our synthetic balustrade is a low maintenance alternative to wood porch railing. Unlike PVC or vinyl, polyurethane porch balustrade products have clean crisp lines and well defined corners.  PVC and vinyl railings have a very “plastic” feel because they are, well, plastic.  Polyurethane millwork is a hard foam that has a similar density to a softwood such as pine or cedar.  This gives the rail and balusters an authentic look and feel that is very similar to wood.

K.F. of Ephraim, UT writes “Our Victorian porch restoration project was completed last spring, and we love it. The railing and spindles look great and we’ve received many compliments.
The ordering process was simple and straightforward. The website was easy to navigate and instructions were clear and very helpful. Everything was better than expected! The product was delivered on time with no damage. The quality and workmanship of the spindles were great and your attention to detail was exemplary. I would highly recommend Western Spindle.”

Seen in this project is the following:

3 1/2 x 26″ Classic Porch Spindles

6″ class 4-piece Porch Rail System

Porch Rail Installation Kit

This customer from Kent, WA writes

“I purchased vintage porch rail kits from Western Spindle in the summer and fall of 2017 as I constructed a wrap around porch on our new farmhouse. My wife and I were very pleased with the rail kits that Western Spindle created for us. We browsed the web pages and then called Western Spindle using the web page contact information. Adam MacDonald answered the phone and was extremely helpful over the course of several purchases as we progressed. The quality of materials, quick delivery and Great customer service are why I recommend this company.

Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, lots of interior work to do in the house.

The materials arrived on time and in good condition as anticipated.  We really like the porch look and feel using the materials that you provided.  The pictures attached show the front of the house; we just had a snowstorm and one picture shows a couple inches of snow.  The materials that we received from Western Spindle were high quality and easy to assemble into sections.  I had 34 sections of porch rail ranging from about 4 feet to over 10 feet long.

Merry Christmas”

Used in this project is the following products:

Square Baluster, 1 3/8 x 26″, with bottom notch, primed

4″ class 4-piece Porch Rail System, with Sloped Bottom Rail, primed

“Custom” doesn’t always mean re-inventing the wheel.  We worked with this customer in Edwardsville, IL to modify our standard 6″ class 4-piece Porch Rail System to his liking.

For the handrail, it uses our Sloped Bottom Rail as a top rail and adds a couple custom trim pieces below the top rail.  The trim pieces simply attach to the sides of the spindles, giving the top rail a thicker look.

For the bottom rail, we used the standard Sloped Bottom Rail, but added an additional skirt.  They wanted a “beefier” look, so instead of the single skirt under the bottom rail we used two.

The spindles are the standard 2 1/2 x 26″ Victorian in Western Cedar.

R.Q. of Marshall, MI writes “We want to thank you for the beautiful spindles. Attached are some photos you are welcome to use.  We now have all porches, roof gallery, etc. completed.  We appreciate your fine work.  Let me know if you want a photo of the National Register Marker to go with the photo.  Thanks again for the help.”

J.D. of Philadelphia, PA writes “A few years ago I purchased a primed cedar rail kit with custom turned spindles.  The custom cut profile I created was for a baseball bat and ball spindle.  The rail kit was easy to install and I enjoyed working with American Porch.  Some photos are attached to this and the next email.


D.P. of Brooklyn writes:

Hey Adam,
Yes the project was completed a few weeks ago, and we love it. The balusters and railing look great and we’ve received many complements from neighbors.
Only issue was a few balusters were broken when they arrived, but I ordered extra and you credited me for those.
Here are some pics:
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