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Spindle Lengths

  • Long lengths of spindling


  • Ex. 38mm x 38mm in long lengths


  • Usually 3.6m or 3.9m lengths


  • For American style balustrading


Product Details

Long spindle lengths are sometimes used in more contemporary deck installations.

Spindle lengths

Balustrade installations normally use the moulded redwood hand and base rail. These are rebated for 41mm spindles to put the finishing touches to your deck. All the balustrading is tanalised with a smooth planed finish. You can find details on rebated hand rails, base rails and 41mm spindles elsewhere on this website

However, an alternative spindle installation can be made using Southern Timber’s extensive range of planed timbers. Long lengths of spindling, usually 3.6 metre are stocked in ex 38mm x 38mm (32mm finish size) and 50mm x 50mm (44mm finish size). Therefore the tradesman can then cut them to length and use the lengths of spindle in an American style balustrade.

Spindle and handrail options

The choice of timber for hand rails and horizontal rails is largely personal. With ex. 38mm spindling you could  use ex 32 x 100mm planed boards for horizontal rails and then ex 38 x 125mm planed for handrail capping.   However, larger installations might need something more robust.    Ex. 50 x 50mm timber is quite chunky and could be used with ex 47 x 100mm carcassing.  This carcassing is structural and will have some grading details on the surface but these can be easily sanded away.  Therefore this spindle and rail combination would look best with ex 100mm planed posts and smooth  ex. 38mm x 125mm boards.

Phone to order

01803 813 803

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Delivery details

Usually within 1-2 working days

At Southern Timber we offer a kerbside delivery through the Torbay, Teignbridge, Exeter, South Hams and Plymouth areas. While most deliveries are free sometimes they may be chargeable depending on location and the total value of the order.

We offer next day delivery, when required, for our normal delivery days (Monday to Friday) and areas. Customers are requested to phone in before 12.00pm on the day prior to delivery with their complete product listing, delivery address and payment details.