These balusters will ultimately find there way into a court house in the State of Texas. They will be turned from Southern yellow pine to match the existing balusters in the court house. They will measure 2 1/2″ X 27″. Drawn in Sketchup and rendered in Renderworks.
This is another view of the previous exterior baluster rendering. I wanted to show the profile of the top and bottom handrail. Not that the top rail cross section includes the fillet pies that is inserted between the balusters. The rail is plowed to receive the 3 1/2″ baluster top and the 2″ long fillet is inserted between.
These are renderings of a baluster project I am currently working on. The balusters are from Sapele, an African import, that is well suited for exterior applications. It looks much like mahogany though not as expensive. The balusters are 3 1/2 inches X 30 inches high. The bottom rail (4 inches W X 2 3/8 inches high) has an up side down “V” and the balusters have the corresponding notch. This sheds water rapidly to minimize the risk of water rot. The top rail is 4 1/2 inches W X 2 1/4 inches high with a convex top to shed water as well.