Installation Guides

Installation Video

In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install the 3 x 3 Vintage Spindle...

In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install the 2 x 4 Deluxe Handrail.

Tools: Miter Saw, Cordless Screwdriver, Tape Measure

Hardware: 9 x 3-1/4-Inch Flat Head Square Drive Deck Screws


Installation Video


In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install the ...

Our Porch Posts are not your basic run of the mill porch post.  Our are made from vertical grain lumber -no hardwood- so it does not warp and twist or bow or split easily.  It's a very stable piece of wood. So if you are in the market for replacing porch posts, check ours out as they have very few knots.   Our porch posts have 3 different styles of turning, eased edges on the corners and kiln dried after treatment.

Installing Porch Posts

We suggest a plastic or metal spacer (to put on the porch floor) then place your post on this spacer.  This way you won't have water laying on the bottom of your wooden porch post and its less likely to rot.  


Installation Video

In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install the 4 x 4 Classic Deck...

Installing Finials and Post Caps

To install a Finial, (the caps with a screw stem)

  1. Mark the exact center of the post
  2. Pre-drill a 3/16th hole
  3. Turn until tight.

For the Post Caps such as the Hudson Cap,

  1. Place the cap on the post to make sure it fits
  2. Also, make sure that the post cap sits level on top of the post. If it doesn't, either cut the post so that it's square or put a few shims into level it out
  3. You have two options at this point
  4. Glue it to the post
  5. Or, staple it to the post with a finish nail or some sort of brad nail or staple



The base trim is installed at the bottom of a deck post or porch post, usually covering the gap between the post and the decking. Our base trim is available to match any size or style of our deck post or porch post. You can get our base trim pre-assembled, un-assembled, or even in longer lengths and can be installed before or after deck post is installed.

How do I know exactly what base trim I need?

Here's an example; for 4 x 4 cedar deck posts, use 4 x 4 cedar base trim. You can also match the profiles with the post caps.

Can I install Base Trim after the Post is installed?

Yes, absolutely. If you notice, the default state for base trim is 1 solid piece...

Our fence post is made with treated ground contact so it can be in contact with the ground without rotting quickly.  Customers have asked us, "How Deep Should I go for a fence post or lamp post?"  When selecting fence posts or lamp posts, make sure you get something this treated for...

All spindles, deck post, and all our products come ready-to-paint straight out of the box.  No drying or cracking or the paint peeling from wet lumber. All spindles come Kiln Dried and Machined After Treatment.

S&L Spindles will not warranty any products that are not protected from sun or rain with weather resistant stain, clear coat, or paint.

Your new lamp posts, wooden decks, or any wood decking applications should be painted or stained to protect the wood from UV sun damage and moisture damage. This will help to protect your deck from weather damage including discoloring and cracking. S&L Spindles suggests that you use a high quality water or...