Replacing wood balusters with new iron balusters is a great way to update your space. It is also surprisingly inexpensive!
I did a TON of research and the cheapest place to buy iron balusters is on eBay!
Be prepared to spend between $3 and $13 per baluster.
This is going to entirely depend on how fancy you want. The plain bars are under $3 each and more twists and swirls and baskets go up in price from there.
It is a great idea to alternate the fancier balusters with plain balusters. This will save you money and prevent the new look from looking too busy.
REMEMBER that you will need a flat or angled shoe for the bottom of each bar. This adds 99 cents to each one’s cost. This is very important for a finished look.
Here is a tutorial for how we updated our balusters on a budget!
Other tools you will need to replace your balusters:
How to replace wood balusters with iron
Bored with your wooden staircase railing? Here is how to DIY upgrade your spindles with iron balusters!
- New iron balusters
- Hot glue or epoxy
- Reciprocating saw
- Orbital sander
- Use reciprocating saw to cut wooden balusters in half.
- Pull out of each end and discard.
- Sand railing and stain or paint. Coat with poly to seal. Allow to dry.
- Measure the height for each spindle.
- Use reciprocating saw to trim iron spindles to height.
- Stick spindle up into top railing.
- Add glue or epoxy into lower hole.
- Stick spindle in that hole.
- Allow to dry, taping if necessary.
Each spindle might be a different length. Measure each.
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