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Old 04-14-2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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My antique balusters are only 27". Is there a way to extend them to 32"

I have a large amount of antique balusters that I would like to use on the two stairscases in my old house. Unfortunately the balusters are too short at only 27". What can I do to increase the length to 32". I really do not want to change the structure of the staircase and balcony.


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Old 04-14-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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No way I'm aware of "extending" balusters.

The only thing I would recommend is bringing one to a furniture, cabinet-maker, or skilled wood-shop, and asking them about making duplicates (including the stain and finish) that are of the length that you want/need.

You will have to also replace any newel posts, or possibly modify, to accomodate the baluster length change.


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Raise the floor (or fake it).
Run a piece of something horizontal between the posts for the balusters to go into rather than the floor.
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