The 5015 wood stair baluster is the most popular baluster in North America. This stair part is in the colonial family and is easily used in any style of home. It is a pin top baluster that should be drilled into the handrail. This baluster is an economy product. The design and ease of turning makes this an affordable product to install in a banister. If you need a simple baluster for your stairway, this is a good choice. You can have this product produced as a primed baluster or in an exotic wood such as Brazilian Cherry or Mahogany. It is also available as a domestic wood such as Ash or Oak.
StairSuppliesTM offers balusters in two styles, Contemporary and Traditional. What varies between these two styles is the turning and block length, see below for details (click on images to the left to see examples):
The turning on these balusters remains the same no matter the length. The additional length 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. 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.