DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Flooring > Staircase Renovation

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-10-2013, 05:29 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Default 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.

iloveremodeling is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 05:48 PM  
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 14,612
Liked 1484 Times on 1310 Posts
Likes Given: 2598


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.

nealtw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 04:56 PM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wind Gap, PA
Posts: 423
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 8


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
guyod is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 12:09 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Likes Given: 1


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 They have some nice stuff and their prices are fairly reasonable.
remodelaholic is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Staircase storage idea ownerbuilder2012 General Home Improvement Discussion 5 10-16-2012 11:09 PM
Can you replace just 1/3 of a staircase? Questions8787 Carpentry and Woodworking 3 09-07-2011 02:23 PM
Staircase for loft bed out of 1x12? krm944 Carpentry and Woodworking 8 12-03-2010 01:54 PM
staircase problem. hunter41162 Carpentry and Woodworking 4 03-09-2010 09:40 PM

Newest Threads