Installation Guides

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to install spindles. We are working with the 3 x 3 Vintage Spindle, but the process should remain the same no matter the style or size of your spindles. Don’t forget to check out our size chart and refresh yourself on a spindle’s actual size vs nominal size.

View our installation video below, or continue reading for spindle installation instructions.

In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install the 2 x 4 Deluxe Handrail, but the process should be the same for all types of handrails.

View our installation video below, or read on for instructions.

 

In this tutorial we’ll be showing you how to install a lamp post. We are using the 6 x 6 Exquisite Lamp Post, but the process is the same for all of our styles and sizes of lamp posts. Be sure to check out our size chart to familiarize yourself with actual sizes vs nominal sizes.

Check out our installation video, or keep reading for instructions.

Post caps and finials add the perfect finishing touch to the top of your deck railing. To learn how to install them, keep reading, or check out our installation videos below.

Post Cap Installation

Since post caps are flat, installing them is...

Base trim is installed at the bottom of a deck post or porch post, usually covering the gap between the post and the deck boards. 

To learn how to install base trim, view our installation video below, or keep reading for written instructions.

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. It can be installed before...

Our fence posts are made with treated ground contact, so they can be in contact with the ground without rotting quickly. 

Below, we’ll outline some steps for installing fence posts.

 

 

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...