Balustrade - Restoration & Design for the Vintage House | Old House Online


Publish date:
(Photo: Carol Bates)

(Photo: Carol Bates)

A balustrade, sometimes called the inexact "banister," is the assemblage of a top rail, balusters or spindles, and a foot rail or molding, as used on a staircase, balcony, roof platform, or bridge.

Related Articles

Products of the Week


Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers

It will always feel like summer with "Metford" Frieze crowning your room. This playful and elegant border is part of our newly released "Jeffrey" roomset. Shown here in Cerulean. Available in two colorways. Samples available at

Shuttercraft exterior shutters


Family owned manufacturer of top quality red cedar, mahogany, basswood, poplar, and red oak shutters for interior and exterior, and providers of full painting services, a large selection of exterior hardware and endless cutout design.