Staircase Spindle Covers

Postby mattster » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:29 pm

I have the usual wooden spindles on my staircase that are not suited to the modern, minimalist decor of my house.

Rather than replace them all, is there such a thing as a spindle cover that would give a minimalist appearance to them ??
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:04 am

You can buy some timber slats to literally encase the four sides of the spindles to make them square. The timber can be glued and pinned to the existing spinles. For the correct thickness of timber you may have to get your local joiners shop to make it up for you and there may be some alteration required to the bottom string to accomodate any overhanhg from the new spindle covering. This should be a case of simply planting a new face on the existing face of the string. See our project on stairbuilding for help with the terminology.
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