Repairing loose wood stair banister & spindles

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Old 12-10-00, 05:44 AM
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PLEASE HELP!!!!! Posted a repair question back in Sept., with no luck of even one reply. I realize people are busy, but this is ridiculous......need help with this ASAP..don't want my kids to get injured if the banister ever decides to let loose and come down. Any info that anyone may have will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!! We are in the middle of painting the room with the staircase and would like to finish completely. THANX!!!!!!!
 
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Old 01-04-01, 02:55 AM
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Just picked up on you note..If you still need help let me know..I have some questions before we try to fix this..
 
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Old 01-05-01, 12:37 PM
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Thank you for answering!!! Yes, I still need help...husband is in the military, so we can only fix so much at one time. Will look for any questions you may have for me soon.
 
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Old 01-06-01, 06:32 PM
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kimkat,
What type of railing is on your stairs?
What parts are loose? Are the pieces screwed together or is everything glued? How old is the handrail assembly?
A detailed description would be helpful.
Let us know,
The Timber Tailor
 
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Old 01-06-01, 08:07 PM
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Wood railing? Is it loose at top? bottom? middle? Does it mount to the stair tread or on a bottom rail? How Long is it between Post? Paint or stain? Does it attach to the wall? Is this just a hand rail attached to the wall? do you have tools to work with? Have you ever done anything like this before? Just want to know where to start to help you make this repair. I see you are very patient. Hope we can get this done with your help.....
 
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Old 01-07-01, 01:05 PM
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The railing is wood, and is approximately 10-11 years old. My newel post is loose and is attached to a small part of the wall at the bottom. The spindles are all loose some are glued and some are nailed down from the previous owners of the house. The bottom of the spindles are attaced to a long piece of wood which sits on the wall and the wall is built up at an angle from the living room floor to the second floor. I'll try to get my husband to help me explain this better to you if you have no idea what I am talking about.
Thanks!
 
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Old 01-07-01, 04:47 PM
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Great job....Can you get under the house at the the newel post to see how it has been fastend. To do the job right you should remove each peice first the top hand rail then each spindel then the bottom rail now work on the newel post
if it will come out easly this is the best way...start with the newel post remove every thing all nails, screws and clean all the loose wood chips out to the hole..Dry fit the post and see how is best to secure it, where you can instll screws, ore even a bolt, if you use a bolt you need to drii a larger hole for the washer nd bollt head and nut fill them later... use 'Gorilla' glue it is the best I have found for newel post..Make sure it is plum in both directions and let dry... Next use a good carpenters glue and install the bottom rail on the wall with screws in the hole where the spindels will go.. now get help and start setting in the spindels with glue in the bottom...put glue on top of each spindell and set the top rail glue each end to the posts and or wall preddrill a hole at each end and add a screw that is long enough to go into the post 1 1/2" both ends check for plum and let dry.....when it is dry clean every thing fill the holes and refinish....The most important part is the newel post make sure it is set tight and plummmm
 
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Old 01-10-01, 03:10 PM
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Will check to see if we can get under the newel post to see how it is fastened.......THANK YOU!!!!!! Your instructions are fabulous..if we have any problems I'll certainly let you know.
 
 

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