Definitely need a railing for safety and just to make it look finished. Not sure you have to go crazy with ornate spindles or anything. Depends on the look you can live with I guess. This looks to be a staircase to a finished basement or something?
A forum community dedicated to Do it yourself-ers and home improvement enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about tools, projects, builds, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Helping You to Do It Yourself!