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Balusters

BALUSTERS
& BALUSTRADES
All Griffith Stair designs include beautifully fashioned custom balusters to enhance the look of your stairs.

A baluster for stairs is defined as a narrow rod or spindle which provides vertical support for the stair railing. Balusters can also serve as a protective barrier that keeps objects or small children from slipping through the space between the treads and the handrails.

Balustrades combine baluster posts or spindles into a single unit, often incorporating ornate and elaborate designs.

Griffith offers a wide variety of baluster and balustrade styles in wood, metal or glass designs, depending on the home decor and design of your staircase.

Wood Balusters

griffith stairs wood balusters
Tapered wood balusters have matching newel posts and are available in different wood species. They are either 1 ¼” or 1 ¾” at the bottom depending on the style of choice. There are different lengths for ever changing handrail heights.

When using with box newel posts most of these tapered balusters choices could be used as they are no longer matching the tapered newel posts.

Square balusters also are 1 ¼” or 1 ¾” and of different wood species. This installation requires a handrail with a grooved or ‘plowed’ bottom for the baluster to insert into with ‘fillet’ pieces installed between locking them into place and completing the bottom of the handrail. When using the 1 ¾” balusters a larger handrail would be necessary and is available.

There’s also tapered balusters that have a square top and install the same as the square baluster.

Metal Balusters

griffith stairs metal balustersThere’s a wide variety of metal balusters allowing for creating very different patterns from simple to extravagant. Also available in different finishes such as satin black, copper vein, oil rubbed bronze, stainless steel, etc.

Use scroll balusters for complementing or to help balance a pattern. A wood handrail carries the wood theme around the top between the newel posts and down again to the stair or metal posts matching the baluster design can also be used rather than wood posts.

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Metal Balustrade

griffith stairs metal balustradeThis is a continuous welded baluster section between box newel posts most often with a wood handrail cap. This requires an additional sub-contracted welder of which I have done numerous projects.

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Glass Balusters

griffith stairs glass balustradeTempered glass panels installed between square newel posts with glass brackets to match existing hardware thru out the home. Use a wood handrail to cap over the glass panel or have an open section between the handrail and glass.

Glass panels are 3/8” or ½”depending on size and your choice of glass opacity. I’ll be happy to refer you to a glass company with which I’ve done several projects in the past.

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Cable Balusters

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Horizontal Balusters

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Stainless Steel Balusters

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