wood deck baluster spacing

Deck balusters ensure a sturdy wood railing – that is if they're spaced correctly. Learn how to use different methods to calculate spacing. Some methods will give you an uneven gap at the end and others will be more precise. Remember to take post spacing into consideration as well. 【Get Price】

How to Evenly Space Spindles on Decks. Building a handrail for your deck may seem like a simple task. In many cases it is -- until the time arrives to figure out how to get the balusters or ... 【Get Price】

The next step in estimating the number of balusters needed is to add the thickness of the baluster to the maximum space between the balusters to get the combined baluster and spacing width. For example a 1.5″(2×2) thick baluster with a 4″ spacing between the balusters would have a combined width of 4″ + 1.5″ = 5.5″. 【Get Price】

The terms “baluster” “spindle” and “post” are often used interchangeably. However posts differ from spindles or balusters in that a post will always make contact with the base of the deck itself. These posts divide railing into sections where spindles or balusters are placed to provide a safety barrier. 【Get Price】