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Adjustable Wrought Iron Balusters

Adjustable Wrought Iron balusters are an EASY INSTALL! ONE BALUSTER FITS ALL. A perfect do-it-yourself project! You can easily transition from a traditional wood staircase to wrought iron by simply replacing just the balusters, instantly changing the look of your staircase and adding value to your home. Installs with 3 screws, already painted so no finishing required. There are 4 designs in 2 different finishes to choose from.

7 Steps

  1. Preparing your existing staircase
  2. Marking your centre points
  3. Removing existing balusters
  4. Preparing for new baluster install
  5. Installing Adjustable Wrought Iron base
  1. Installing Adjustable Wrought Iron baluster
  2. Fastening your Adjustable Wrought Iron Baluster
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Preparing your existing staircase

Step 1

Preparing your existing staircase

Apply masking tape to side of handrail and treads to help mark existing balusters centre.

Marking your centre points

Step 2

Marking your centre points

Use a level to mark existing balusters centre at the top and the bottom.

Removing existing balusters

Step 3

Removing existing balusters

To keep the handrail supported cut out and remove only 4 or 5 balusters at one time then replace them with the adjustable wrought iron.

Preparing for new baluster install

Step 4

Preparing for new baluster install

Once existing balusters are removed mark the centres on masking tape.

Installing Adjustable Wrought Iron base

Step 5

Installing Adjustable Wrought Iron base

With the help of your Allen key, loosen the base set screws (1) and remove the base from the baluster. Apply adhesive underneath the base before aligning with the existing hole on the tread. Run screw through the baluster base into tread. Once the baluster base is set, place the baluster shaft into base.

Installing Adjustable Wrought Iron baluster

Step 6

Installing Adjustable Wrought Iron baluster

Apply adhesive on the flat surface of the baluster swivel top. Loosen the telescopic shaft set screw (1) with Allen key and extend baluster to reach underside of the handrail. Adjust swivel top to handrail angle and secure into position using two screws.

Fastening your Adjustable Wrought Iron Baluster

Step 7

Fastening your Adjustable Wrought Iron Baluster

Once the baluster is installed, tighten and lock the baluster base, telescopic shaft and swivel top with the set screw. It is suggested to apply thread locking liquid on the set screws. Do not apply thread lock liquid on the swivel top until it is securely screwed into the handrail.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 5 hours

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