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  1. #1
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    Default Type of balusters for a 1901 victorian porch

    I have a 1901 Victorian that I am slowing fixing up. I do not have any old pictures of what the front porch looked like. I am trying to determine what the appropriate balusters would be on the front porch. It is a little odd because the existing rail height is so short at 22 inches high.
    Last edited by Tyler Smith; 04-06-2010 at 02:56 PM. Reason: Picture did not work

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    Default Re: Type of balusters for a 1901 victorian porch

    It is a little hard to answer your question as I don't know what your front porch looked like. You may take a look on flat sawn balusters. This balusters can compliment with almost any Victorian style.

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    Default Re: Type of balusters for a 1901 victorian porch

    That is tedious because as per your situation there has to be too much of thought process involved and recreation should be a work of inspiration.

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    Default Re: Type of balusters for a 1901 victorian porch

    You might try taking a look here http://www.vintagewoodworks.com/porposbalrai.html for some ideas.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Type of balusters for a 1901 victorian porch

    I have a fun little book reprinted by Dover, "Turn of the Century Decorative Millwork" a facsimile of a supply catalog from 1902. ISBN 0-486-29280-0. 408 pages. There are 8 pages of porch parts, and I counted 51 styles of baluster.
    I can't describe them all here.
    S_M
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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    Default Re: Type of balusters for a 1901 victorian porch

    It is little hard to imaging without actually seen the picture. Try to create computer picture and try with different balusters for the front porch.

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