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Definition

Small pillars that are used to support a railing, such as on a staircase.

Things you need to know

These are often decorative in appearance.

Also known as

Spindle

Cost Considerations

Wrought iron balusters and wood balusters are often similar in cost and strength. Solid iron generally costs more than hollow iron and also costs more to ship because it is heavier. Balusters can run from about $1,200 to $1,600 for a home staircase.

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