Porch Railings Calculations Made Easier
Baluster Spacing and MoreIf building your own porch or putting up new railings, the porch railings calculations can make you scratch your head.
Anatomy of Porch Railings
Try this method for porch railings calculations. It's actually harder to explain it than it is to just do it. So read over it a few times and you'll discover how quickly you'll be able to make the computations!
Porch Railings CalculationsFirst, determine how many balusters you will need.
Now that you know you need 13 balusters (and have 14 spaces), it's time to figure the spacing distance between balusters.
To compute the spacing distance between balusters:
Dave's Expedient Spacing GuideHere's an easy way to determine both equal spacing and placement between two fixed points such as porch columns. You can also use this device for many different uses.
You may be able to purchase a pre-marked band at your local supply store. I was lucky as Mary had an extra one in her craft room.
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