Square  & Fluted Wood Spindles for Interior Railing

Box newels and square spindles are the most recent design trend for interior railings … see here for more information about your options for Box Newels, and see below for info on matching square spindles.

 

Multiple railing options are set up in our showroom to give you a better idea on overall appearance… visuals help in the decision making process , so please do visit and we’ll help you sort out what you’d like and what you need.

 

Red oak, hard maple and paintable are the most common wood species, but we have also made white oak, Brazilian Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany, Birch and Black Cherry railings. In fact we are pretty good in making railings in just about any wood that we can find.. even tigerwood.

 

All spindles must be installed close enough together to create no more than a 4″ space between adjoining spindles. Wood Spindles are typically available in 2 lengths to reflect the current height requirements (All specifications according to the Ontario Building Code, check your own building office for their local spin). Recently there has been an increase in the mandatory height of railings both horizontal and going up hill. ALL railings must now be 900mm or 35 3/8″ high. In the case of steps they measure up from the very front of the step.

 

To achieve this height you must use 38 & 42″ spindles on the stairs. The 38″ spindle is used on the front of the step and the 42″ spindles is used on the back of the step. For all horizontal applications the 38″ spindle is cut down, although occasionally we have some 36″ that will work as well.

 

The norm in the industry is to make all spindles 1 5/16″ x 1 5/16″ square to meet minimum Ontario Building Code requirements. That being said we do and have produced 1 3/4″ square spindles for those who’s desire a larger picket.

Square Wood Spindles: Interior Railings

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Sizes: 1 5/16″ x 1 5/16″
(1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ by special order)

Lengths:
38″ – for the front of your step & horizontal runs
42″ – for the back of your step

Pattern: All edges are square and all faces are sanded

Wood Species Available: Oak, Maple, Poplar

Square Spindles with coved corners

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Sizes: 1 5/16″ x 1 5/16″
(1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ by special order)

Lengths:
38″ – for the front of your step & horizontal runs
42″ – for the back of your step

Pattern: All four edges are coved for a distance of  20″ .
All four faces are sanded and require only a minor amount of fine sanding before finishing.

Wood Species Available: Oak, Maple, Poplar

Calculating How Many Spindles You Need ?

To calculate how many spindles you need for a horizontal railing, take the number of inches of railing you require and divide by 5 and that will get you pretty close. It is impossible to get bang on because you always have to fiddle with the numbers to get it to create even spacing between the newel posts. And often you don’t know exactly where the newel post is going to mount until you actually do the job.

 

Calculating what you need in spindles for your stairs is really easy… just order one long and one short spindle for every step. Note that often the last step does not need a short spindle as the newel post is half mounted on the step and takes up its space.

 

If you are using these 1 5/16″ spindles then you typically use handrail #4000 with the matching groove.

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