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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi. I keep reading how "easy" it is to replace wooden balusters with iron ones, so I decided to make the leap. Of course, the first wooden baluster I cut and twist off, I find what appears to be a double-sided screw sticking out of the top of where the bottom of the baluster was screwed in. And...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am mounting belly balusters on 2x3 powder coated angle iron for my deck railing. the longest span between posts is 84", some are as short as 30". I have two straight spans of a little over 12' with a post in the middle and 4 different 45 degree cuts. There are 27 posts in all, in a slightly...
  3. Building & Construction
    I'm trying to figure out if I can remove these balusters/posts - see attached photo. These balusters are located between the kitchen and the dining room. My unit is the second floor of a townhouse, and the unit below had the same baluters in the same place. They were part of the original design...
  4. Carpentry
    Hi, here is a picture of my situation. take a look now and I'll try to explain it. The proposed balustrade ( in red ) is to be installed over a "flight cap" or whatever that is called. The problem is that it sits directly below the ceiling and their is not a lot of clearance as you get to the...
  5. Building & Construction
    are 3/4" X 36" clear acrylic rods ok to use as balusters on an interior staircase balcony or will they flex too much....I think they have less flex than a tapered oak spindle ....or will cast acrylic work better ?
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