Stair Baluster Arrangement

Angled top - horizontal bottom
angled top angled bottom baluster arrangement
closed stringer arrangement

Angled top – horizontal bottom arrangement

angled top – angled bottom arrangement

closed stringer arrangement

Stair Baluster Arrangement

  1. As the pictures above illustrate there are a few ways to align the balusters on your stairway. The image on the left displays the tops of the balusters following the rake angle of the handrail. The bottoms on the other hand are parallel with the treads
  2.  The balusters in the middle image follow the rake angle of the handrail both top and bottom.
  3. The image on the right display the baluster alignment the same as the middle image. The difference is that there is a “knee wall” at the bottom of the balusters (called a “closed stringer”). In this case the balusters do not attach to the treads but to the knee wall. They should be ordered all the same length.
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