Is it possible to find this type of spindle anymore?


Old 06-11-16, 06:42 AM
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Is it possible to find this type of spindle anymore?

Hi all, I'm replacing the trim on my front steps as some of the spindles and moldings have rotted. I was wondering if it's possible to find this style of spindle anymore so the new stairs will match the rest of the deck.
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Old 06-11-16, 03:46 PM
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With a location in your profile someone just may be able to suggest some places to look.
The reason they rotted may be because they where not pressure treated or made of a rot resistant wood.
I'd be going some old time real lumber yards not a box store.
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I threw several of them away a few weeks ago as part of a bathroom remodel. They were butt ugly and had to go. Doubt you will find a match, these were original to this house from the early 60's, afaik.Name:  20160304_095823.jpg
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Your best bet is probably to just replace them all so they match, or else steal some from an inconspicuous spot to use elsewhere.
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With that one as a template, someone with a wood lathe should be able to make you up a batch.
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And for only a few hundred bucks, each. Is having ugly really worth that much?
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Add my vote to the ugly total. I would just replace them all. Big boxes sell PT turned spindles for a couple of bucks each.
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Depending on where and how bad the damage is you might be able to repair them. If you go with replacement and don't want to replace balusters on the porch, I'd go with the cheap straight [non turned] balusters as it shouldn't highlight the difference between the 2 styles.

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I did a Google type search and turned up (no pun intended) a manufacturer of spindleswho custom make them as well. I am sure there is a setup and minimun charge, so it may be cost prohibitive.

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