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Dear PoPville – Anyone have a banister repaired?

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm 3 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

Looking for recommendations for repairing an old, wobbly wooden banister. Ours looks like it has the original railing, which was previously cut and repaired in sections, but it definitely requires some additional attention or else we might take a tumble down to the first floor. It would be great to get a recommendation from someone who had to deal with this issue when renovating their house.”

  • Anonymous

    You can get these awesome trim head screws at home depot that leave a relatively small hole. You can go at a shallow angle with a long screw to lock together two pieces of the railing.
    A big part of the stablity comes from attachment to the balusters (the spindles that go down to the floor every few inches). You can use shorter screws to go through those at an angle.

  • Trim head screws work well, and these 2 videos may help. It depends on what’s wobbly.


    9min at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BjXPvXv4AE

  • uglybetty

    This company was great on a 2012 home reno in logan circle:
    Crown Stairs & Rails by TW Perry
    8131 Snouffer School Road
    Gaithersburg, MD 20879


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