A railing system appearing in many designs but typically three basic parts.
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The intricate finishing touch enclosing countless column-filled porches - and just as many as many column-less balconies and staircases - balustrades are as elegantly architectural as they are practical.

Download Balustrade Basics to learn more about balustrades and how the balusters themselves can define the character and compliment the architecture of a building.

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Enkeboll Designs

Manufacturer of architectural woodcarvings: moldings, corbels, columns, capitals, moldings, arches, panels, mantels, onlays & more; over 1,000 items produced from North American hardwoods; $50 catalog refundable upon first order; since 1956.

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