Broken Stair Hand Rail Spindle

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Old 07-02-07, 02:28 PM
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Broken Stair Hand Rail Spindle

I have a spindle broken on one of the handrails for a staircase. The house was built in the early 80s. I have been to all the home centers and some of the local lumber yards in search of anything which matches even close.

Any ideas on were I could find a matching spindle?

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What does it look like? Post a photo.
 
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Unable to post a picture

I am unable to post a photo with what I have tried, any suggestions.
 
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If you have both parts of the spindle, they can often be repaired with dowels. But often, the only option is to have one made.
 
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Post your photo on a sharing website such as Photobucket and give us the address.

You may want to Google "millwork" to find a replacement. Good luck with your project.
 
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I know this is a long shot but here are the links to were I have posted the photos. this is my first time using anything like this so I hope this works.

Thanks for your help.




 
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Your photos worked. I can see them. Thanks.

I Googled "stair parts" and found several sites. A few are listed below. Many others are displayed on Google.

http://www.stairsupplies.com/eng/products/wood_baluster/Stain-Grade-Balusters/5005

http://www.stairpartsusa.com/Stair_Products_Balusters_Wood_s/20.htm

http://www.stairpartsondemand.com/Balusters.htm

http://www.ljsmith.net/products.asp

If you cannot find what you need, perhaps you may want to consider taking your broken spindle to a woodworking shop and have a copy made on a wood lathe.

Good luck on your search.
 
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Thank you Ken. Your help is much appreciated. It appears, as I thought, I will either have to have it made, fix the existing one the best I can or install an all new rail.

Again thanks to all who posted on this thread.
Daryl
 
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