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Old 02-01-2013, 05:02 PM   #16
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Need to tighten spindles on stair rails.


Dovetailed balusters of metal dowel inserts will help as will a beefier baluster like an 1-3/4"

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #17
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I was thinking there and at the right angle turn.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #18
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Newel posts similar to this installation should have been put in place to stop the wobbling.

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My DIL asked me to do something because they have a similar railing with thin spindles. With the grandkids riding trikes at high speed in the upstairs hall, she was afraid they would crash through the railing and fall to the floor below as they had already cracked one of the spindles.
I took a long 3/4" thick red oak board and ripped 3/8" thick strips off it. I placed a strip horizontally on each side of the spindles halfway between the top and bottom, and bolted them together with machine screws and washers every 18". Painted white, they don't look bad and they really stiffened the railing. Sometime in the future they can be removed with no damage to the railing.
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I think it needs a newel at the top to anchor the rail. .
Thank you. How do I instal the newell post?
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #21
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #22
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This is not a great first time DIY job. Might want to concider hiring a real craftman on this one.
It can get expencive real quick if it's done wrong.

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