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1-3/4" square Plain Baluster


A contemporary square wood baluster refers to a type of baluster or spindle used in the construction of railings, especially for staircases and balconies. Balusters are vertical posts or columns that support the handrail of a railing system and help provide structural integrity and safety.

The term "contemporary" suggests that the square wood baluster design is modern or current in style, reflecting the aesthetic preferences and trends of the present time. While traditional balusters are often cylindrical or turned, contemporary designs often feature clean lines, geometric shapes, and a sleek appearance.

A square wood baluster typically has a square cross-section, meaning all four sides are equal in size. It is typically made of wood, which offers warmth, durability, and versatility in terms of finishes and staining options. Wood species commonly used for balusters include oak, maple, cherry, mahogany, and walnut.

Contemporary square wood balusters can be used in various architectural styles, ranging from minimalist and modern to transitional and even some traditional designs that incorporate modern elements. The clean lines and geometric shapes of square balusters can provide a visually pleasing and sophisticated look to staircases and railings, while the warmth of the wood adds a touch of natural beauty to the overall aesthetic.

5360 Contemporary Baluster - 1 3/4" square. This is a contemporary 1 3/4" baluster. This baluster looks great with the 4091 box newel series or the 4000 contemporary newel series. This type of wood baluster is also available with flutes (see 5360F balustrade) or with chamfered sides (see 5360C balustrade). We also carry this style of balister/spindle in a 1 1/4" size (5060 series).

Now available in Monterey Pine, Red Oak, Primed, White Oak, Beech, Poplar, Maple, American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba), Hickory, Mahogany and Walnut.

The 5360 series and the 5060 series wood balusters DO NOT have a dowel pin on the bottom block. The balusters can be installed with either a 3076 metal baluster fasteners or our wood dowels (sold separately).