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iloveremodeling 09-10-2013 05:29 PM

Staircase Renovation
 
I'm thinking about renovating the staircase in my house. Right now it has wooden balusters, but I'd like to put in iron. I've never taken on a project like this before, so I'm a little nervous. Does anyone have suggestions on where to begin? Also, does anyone have a suggestion for a place to buy balusters? I'm on a bit of a budget, so finding a good price is a must.

nealtw 09-10-2013 05:48 PM

Welcome to the site, I would like to see some photos before I tell you, you shouldn't remove the wood. Most lumber yards carry this stuff.

guyod 09-11-2013 04:56 PM

If it's a standard stairway it's pretty straight forward. Cut out old balusters , drill holes to fit new balasters. Holes should be deep enought to slide baluster in place without removing handrail. Pick a balaster with trim that you secure with set screw. Glue balusters in place, Lift the baluster up and tighten screw so it can't fall out. Check out the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8USuGLtGuGM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

remodelaholic 10-02-2013 12:09 PM

I've never tried changing staircase balusters before, so good luck!! I hope you put up before and after photos when you finish. As far as a place to buy balusters goes, you can try http://www.stairsupplies.net/. They have some nice stuff and their prices are fairly reasonable.


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