Building Materials

Deciphering What is a Banister and Baluster?

Banisters and Balusters

Baluster / Spindle –  Each individual wood or metal rod that connects to the top rail (handrail). The baluster can extend all the way down to each stair step (tread), or bottom rail. (e.g. deck).

Banister – All the balusters and handrail combined. This can also be referred to as a railing assembly.

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