Custom Mexican wood stair balusters

The root form of the word Baluster is derived from the word for “pomegranate flower” – probably the resemblance to the bulbous form of the half open pomegranate flower.


A baluster is a molded shaft, square or of lathe-turned form, in stone or wood and sometimes in metal standing on a unifying footing and supporting the coping of a parapet or the handrail of a staircase. Multiplied in this way, they form a balustrade. Individually, a baluster shaft may describe the turned form taken by a brass or silver candlestick, an upright furniture support, or the stem of a brass chandelier, etc.
The Wooden Balusters we offer are for interior and exterior applications. We recommend Sapele wood for our exterior balusters or balustrades. Sapele has good outdoor rot resistant characteristics and is less likely to bleed through the paint. We turn our interior paint grade balusters in soft maple or polar. Many other species are available for stain grade balusters.


The turning on these balusters remains the same no matter the length of the baluster. The additional length of the balusters will be added to the bottom block. This makes the turnings on the balusters match the slope of your handrail.


The bottom block on these balusters remains the same, no matter the length of the baluster. What varies is the turning length. This makes for a more staggered look, as the turning begins at the same point on all balusters on each step.

If you are looking for a contractor in the San Francisco bay area to install your custom Mexican wood stair balusters, be sure to contact Montclair Construction. If you have any questions or want an estimate don’t hesitate to contact us.

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