Asked on Feb 04, 2018

My wooden stair railings are spaced too far apart. How can I fix them?

Linda Dunn
by Linda Dunn
I would like to add metal spindles or replace them all but want to save money. Any ideas?
  7 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 04, 2018

    Have Metal Scrolls made to fit in between Or fix wide timber panel in between or Fix hooks top and bottom and run string etc. up and down or across between..................

    • Martha Harper Martha Harper on Jul 26, 2018

      Could you use a metal scroll with the wooden spindles? I am looking for some to change the look of my wooden stair spindles.

  • Erin Erin on Feb 04, 2018

    It would look pretty to add a spindle centered between each of what’s there now.

  • William William on Feb 04, 2018

    I go with Erin. Add metal spindles in between the wood spindles. Or screw eyes top and bottom and plastic coated coated cable.

    • V Smith V Smith on Feb 04, 2018

      Ditto. Metal will make it safer, closer to code, and dressed up in a modern way

  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Feb 04, 2018

    Check the local salvage store like Habitat Restore. Craigslist is great for used balusters and

    Ebay sell them.

    I agree that the current balusters are spaced too far apart. Seems like alternating with metal would add a finished look.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 04, 2018

    You could also just buy round wooden dowels from the hardware store and stain them a darker color and put one in-between each, Just get a drill bit the diameter of your dowels, put some tape around the bit to prevent it going into the rail too deep or the stair riser. Use a level to make sure its plumb and put some carpenter's glue to fix. or buy some matching ones.... this place is real cheap.....

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 26, 2018

    Hello again Linda,

    Yes you can!! If you find a Blacksmith, he will make whatever design you

    like! If you buy ready made, then it's just what's on offer. Good luck!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 05, 2023

    Probably the most practical solution is to buy a few metal spindles to your taste and take a look at them between the wood spindles. It might be too cluttered.