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Interior Wood Balusters


Interior Wood Balusters Interior wood balusters play a crucial role in railing systems' structural and aesthetic aspects. These components are commonly turned and feature a square top and bottom section. The design serves a dual purpose: facilitating the installation of rails and contributing to an appealing overall look. Wood balusters are available in

Interior Wood Balusters2024-01-22T16:21:00-05:00

Wood Finials


What are wood finials? Wood finials are features that accent the top or end of an object and are usually added for decorative purposes. Finials are found on many types of furniture, architectural elements, lamps, flag poles, banners, curtain rods, and anything that needs to be decorated beyond the normal body of the piece.

Wood Finials2024-01-20T21:34:05-05:00

Baluster Replacement at The Baldwin School


Project Background: Baluster Replacement The Baldwin School, established 130 years ago, has a reputation as being one of the best private schools in Philadelphia. This all-girls school is famous for its arts programs, community leadership, and college prep curriculum. The staff is hand-picked for their professionalism and ability while helping to create a supportive

Baluster Replacement at The Baldwin School2024-01-20T21:53:03-05:00

Wooden Plugs – Spill Containment & More


Wooden Plugs Wooden plugs have many uses. Tapered wooden plugs offer excellent characteristics for temporary containment of leaks from drums, barrels, pipes, or other containers. The tapered shape of these wooden plugs allows insertion into the hole and can be pounded in for compression of the diameter to a secure seal. Softer woods such

Wooden Plugs – Spill Containment & More2024-02-04T03:12:06-05:00

Small Diameter Wood Dowels


Small Diameter Wooden Dowels Wood dowels come in a variety of commercially available sizes that range from 1/12” up to 3” in diameter and larger. These dowels are produced on different types of equipment based on production efficiency as well as available stock of wood, allowing optimal yields. While the larger diameter dowels

Small Diameter Wood Dowels2024-01-21T23:36:05-05:00

How Wood Turnings Are Made


How Are Wood Turnings Made? When one thinks of producing wood turnings, a typical image emerges. A person is standing at a lathe with a face shield or safety glasses in place, holding a long-handled tool, shaping the spinning wood. While this happens in small-scale operations and home workshops, production-scale wood turnings have

How Wood Turnings Are Made2024-01-23T14:25:03-05:00

How Are Round Wooden Dowels Made?


How Are Round Wood Dowels Made? How are round wooden dowels made? Round wooden dowels are typically made in two different processes to maximize the yield from the raw material. In the case of smaller diameters of 1” and less, these dowels are typically made on a molder. Boards are molded with a

How Are Round Wooden Dowels Made?2024-01-22T20:55:57-05:00

What is the Difference Between a Stair Baluster, Balustrade, and Banister?


What is the Difference Between a Stair Baluster, Balustrade, and Banister? Have you ever heard the words stair baluster, balustrade, or banister and wondered what they mean? Are they the same thing or are they different things? Are these the same words said in different ways? Here is a simple explanation of the differences.

What is the Difference Between a Stair Baluster, Balustrade, and Banister?2024-01-23T14:29:39-05:00

What Is A Baluster?


What is a Baluster? What is a Baluster? A baluster is the vertical component of a stairwell, balcony, or deck. Although balusters can be seen as decorative, they also provide security and safety. The term “wooden spindles” is interchangeable with the term “balusters”. The handrail and foot rail are attached to columns, or

What Is A Baluster?2024-01-23T14:44:55-05:00

Wooden Porches


Wooden Porches Wooden porches are a way to add curb appeal to your home. You can also add new custom wooden porch posts, columns, or balusters to an entryway. Wooden porch posts can be made to match the style of the project and enhance newels, balusters, and railings. These turned posts can be

Wooden Porches2024-01-23T15:05:09-05:00
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