Staircase Renovation

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  1. Sep 11, 2013 #1

    iloveremodeling

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    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.
     
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    nealtw

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    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.
     
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    guyod

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    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
     
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    remodelaholic

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    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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