Easy Process Of Installing Wrought Iron Spindles
Iron balusters or spindles are the kind of spindles that can act as a decorative pillar forming part of a series supporting a rail or coping. Balusters are available in a huge range of styles including Gothic, twisted, scrolled, open circles, balls, etc. These can be fluctuated or varied in order to provide a beautiful & attractive pattern. In order to perform installation process of wrought iron spindles, you need to first drill the holes before moving towards the installation process.
Drill The Holes
- Drill the initial test hole for the metal balusters. More often then not, metal balusters need dissimilar size holes as compared to wooden balusters. 1/2-inch metal balusters need a 3/4-inch hole at the extremity and a 1/2-inch hole at the top.
- After that, drill the rest of the holes into the handrail. The holes need to be near about 1-1/2 inches deep into the base of the handrail.
- Drill the enduring holes into the stair treads. Holes need to be at least 5/8-inch to 3/4-inch into the tread. You can square up the holes with the help of a chisel and prevent the need to use baluster shoes.
Installing The Wrought Iron Balusters Or Spindles
- Firstly, trim the balusters to length with the help of a circular saw or chop saw having a metal cutting blade. Calculate the distance from the base of the handrail to the top of the stair tread and then put together 1-3/8 to 1-1/2 inches. Each baluster must be calculated separately due to the reason that they vary in length which is totally dependent on how far out on the step they are.
- Now, get rid of any burrs on the cut end of the balusters with the help of a grinding wheel or file and test fit your baluster.
- After that, make the baluster as well as the holes ready. Move the shoe smoothly onto the base of the balusters and tape it in place in order to keep it out of your way. Put or spread epoxy or adhesive to the top and base holes.
- Now, start the installation of the baluster into the hole. Move the baluster up smoothly into the handrail. It should go into or through deep enough in order to allow you to clear the tread and drop the base of the baluster into the hole in the tread. Put together any epoxy necessary on every side of the balusters.
- Finally, take off the tape and drop the shoe into place. Square shoe as well as the baluster up with the tread. Allow the epoxy to fully dry and secure the set screw firmly on the shoe.