##### Asked by: Daysi Borque

asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st May, 2020# What is the space between spindles?

**between spindles**. So your maximum

**space between spindles**is 99mm.

Simply so, how do you calculate space between spindles?

**Luckily, there is a simple solution to this puzzle.**

- Measure the width of the gap between the inner surfaces of the two support posts.
- Measure the width of a single spindle.
- Add the two figures together.
- Count the number of spindles to be used and add one.
- Divide the sum of the width by the sum of the number of spindles.

Likewise, can balusters be horizontal? There is nothing that prohibits 2x6s from being used as **balusters** in a **horizontal** rather than a vertical orientation. You **will** end up with a railing that resembles a classic farm yard perimeter fence. You may be familiar with that look.

Keeping this in view, how many spindles are needed for railing?

In order to comply with building regulations and codes, balusters must be spaced no more than 4 inches apart on center. The general rule is that your **railing** must have three balusters per foot (every 12 inches), although you can place them closer together if you'd like.

How far apart should stair spindles be?

**Balusters** are the vertical guards that support the handrail. They must be installed **close** enough that the space between them is less than 4 inches. Most city inspectors carry a 4-inch ball with them to test the spacing. Installed **balusters should** withstand 50 pounds of pressure exerted over a 1-sq.