NEW LARGER WIDTH (up from 1 3/8″). These 1 5/8″ wide porch or deck spindles are the smallest standard width we offer. They are often used on deck railing when the homeowner is looking for something a little fancier than the regular square balusters. These porch spindles are also often used on smaller porches/homes when “overpowering” the exterior is a concern, or where smaller “gingerbread”-type details are used to dress up a home’s curb appeal.
Turned portion is 15″ long, centered in the spindle. Bottom notch option reduces length by 1/8″.
Use our 4″ Rail System
Spacing & Quantity: To meet the 4″ ball rule required by most building codes, space these deck spindles every 4 3/4″ On Center. The smallest diameter of the turned portion is approx. 7/8″, so with a 4 3/4″ O.C. spacing, you’ll have a 3 7/8″ gap between them at the narrowest portion.
What length deck spindle should I choose?
Using our 4-piece Porch Rail System with a 2″ to 4″ toe space, the following heights will result:
20″ Porch Spindle: 29″ – 31″ (commonly used for historic and/or decorative railing)
26″ Porch Spindle: 35″ – 37″ (commonly used to meet the 36″ residential code)
32″ Porch Spindle: 41″ – 43″ (commonly used to meet the 42″ commercial code)
42″ Porch Spindle: 51″ – 53″
Using our 3-piece Porch Rail System with a 2″ to 4″ toe space, the following top rail heights will result:
20″ Porch Spindle: 26″ – 28″
26″ Porch Spindle: 32″ – 34″
32″ Porch Spindle: 38″ – 40″
42″ Porch Spindle: 48″ – 50″
How long will my order take?
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PRIMING OPTION (recommended): Premium acrylic primer in flat white available as an option, which allows for immediate installation. Our primer is applied in a light and proper manner. We do not apply our primer too heavy; we apply it correctly. It is normal to see wood grain through the primer after application. If you would like a thicker application, this can be achieved by using additional light coats of your paint. Expect some blemishes in the primer from shipping. This is normal and will not affect the finished result when painted after installation.
Concerned about stair spindles and sloped bottom rail? Read this article: How To Cut Stair Spindles for Sloped Bottom Rail
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For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- American Porch Wood Balustrade Specifications (.doc)
- Wood Balustrade Structural Testing (PDF)
- 1.625 Spindle Drawings (PDF)
- Wood Balustrade Install Instructions (PDF)
- How To Cut Stair Spindles for Sloped Bottom Rail (PDF)