These 2 1/2″ wide square porch balusters represent our “midsize” wood baluster option. A very versatile size, they are very popular for higher end decks and porches large and small. This is a very high quality baluster that has been sanded smooth and is ready to install on your porch or deck balustrade.
Actual Width: 2 1/2″. Specify length. Made of premium clear Western Cedar or Mahogany.
Specify Material, Priming, Length, & Notching. Bottom notch option reduces length by 1/8″.
Use any of the 6″ or 4″ class Porch Rail Systems.
What length baluster should I choose?
Using our 4-piece Porch Rail System with a 2″ to 4″ toe space, the following heights will result:
20″ Baluster: 29″ – 31″ (commonly used for historic and/or decorative railing)
26″ Baluster: 35″ – 37″ (commonly used to meet the 36″ residential code)
32″ Baluster: 41″ – 43″ (commonly used to meet the 42″ commercial code)
Using our 3-piece Porch Rail System with a 2″ to 4″ toe space, the following top rail heights will result:
20″ Baluster: 26″ – 28″
26″ Baluster: 32″ – 34″
32″ Baluster: 38″ – 40″
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 balusters and sloped bottom rail? Read this article: How To Cut Stair Balusters for Sloped Bottom Rail
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For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- American Porch Wood Balustrade Specifications (.doc)
- Wood Balustrade Structural Testing (PDF)
- 2.5 inch Square Baluster Drawing PDF
- Wood Balustrade Install Instructions (PDF)
- How To Cut Stair Spindles for Sloped Bottom Rail (PDF)