It's so simple that even folks who are just starting out can do it themselves with minimal carpentry experience.
+ Installs faster and easier than plug style systems.
+ Simple, carefree maintenance.
+ Easily retrofit old 2x2 wood railings without dismantling the existing railing.
+ You will love the elegant architectural style and design.
Replace old worn 2x2 wood pickets with Snap'n Lock™ Balusters without having to dismantle the entire railing.
With traditional plug systems, you have to take down the entire railing and rebuild from scratch.
Make sure to measure the gap between your upper and lower 2x4 rails and pick the 25" or 31" and then cut them down to your specific gap less 1/2" for the thickness of the base connectors.
Aluminum is so easy to cut and is not subject to oxidization the same way ferrous metals are.
This saves you a lot of time and money. But the best thing is that you just gave your old worn out wood railing a brand new life.
Save time and effort by using our Snap’n Lock Baluster Kits for your next railing.
Whether you’re retro-fitting or starting a new project, they’ll make building your railing a snap, even by yourself.
Here is one way to build your stair rail using Snap'n Lock Stair Adaptors and Shadow Rail Connectors.
The elevation contact points for the 2x4 rail connectors depict one possible configuration resulting in the top rail meeting the newel post at 36" above the deck surface.
The gap between the underside of the lower rail and the surface of the treads may permit a 6" ball to fit underneath but never greater. The bottom rail may be set lower to the nosing of the tread if desired.
The angle of typical code compliant stairs ranges between 34°-35°. Baluster lengths shown here assume the Snap'n Lock connector and stair adapters are used. Baluster lengths may vary if the angle changes but rarely exceed 25".