The style # SB 653-S-BOTTOM-R show left, can be use as shown in the diagram. Stainless steel, trim head screws are recommended for fastening the bottom of a sawn baluster, though nails could be used, trim head screws hold better than nails, and because of the small diameter head, they are not unsightly. We stock these screws, and can ship them with your order, if needed.
When using this bottom rail, it is recommended that the slope is on the "house side" so that the attachment cannot be seen from the street.(Taller side of rail facing street)
This is an end view of several installation methods. When
the sub rail is shipped separately, the
sub rail is attached to the center of the baluster, using
concealed fasteners, and then attached to top
rail (diagram 1 and 2). Care must be taken to insure that
the sub rail is sealed on outside edges from water run off. Diagram 2 represents sloped top for
use with V- notched turned balusters.
Ordering your balusters with a V- notch on the bottom,
give maximum water run off.
The sub rail may be ordered pre attached, or we can supply
your balusters with a dowel screw inserted
in to the lathe center at the top baluster (dia.3). When
using this method, the bottom of the
sub rail is pre drilled on the correct baluster spacing
and the baluster is twisted into the hole, where
by it is automatically registered in the correct position
side to side and on the desired baluster spacing. The bottom of the baluster is attached
with one corrosion resistant screw through
the bottom rail, which has been pre drilled the same
as the top rail. This method uses the lathe
center, which is a center depression on each end of the
baluster. It quickly aligns the balusters
in there correct location. This is the best method for
home owners who would like to install
their own rail system with out hiring a contractor. In
order to use this system, you would need
to order your balusters with the dowel screw, and the
separate drill kit. Please call if you need help on this method.
We can also send your order
pre drilled, and ready for assembly. (Call for info.)
Please note that the above installation methods show
attachment using corrosion resistant screws.
We sell these screws separately, if you can not locate
a Revival of Old World Craftsmanship.