Before the project started

Balluster Detail
Newell post
The Big Picture
Wall Section
After The Paint
Nearly Finished

We are slowly replacing all of the carpet in the house with hardwood floors. When I got to the stairs I realized that I could not put wood on the treads since the existing ballusters were mounted in the treads. So I decided to rebuild the entire handrail with a design that placed the ballusters in a wall. With the wall design the treads would be clear for the hardwood.