A small column or pilaster, used as a support to the rail of an open parapet, to guard the side of a staircase, or the front of a gallery. See Balustrade.
One of a series of small pillars that is attached to and runs between the stairs and the handrails. The spacing between the balusters should be less than 4 inches to prevent small children from getting stuck between the balusters. Balusters are considered a safety item and provide an additional barrier.
One in a series of short posts or pillars supporting a rail.
One of many vertical pieces between the top and bottom rails of a guardrail.
A vertical pillar supporting the handrail of a staircase; may be carved or plain.
a vertical member of a stair rail that supports the handrail.
one of a series of uprights, often vase-shaped, used to support a handrail
A short shaft, such as is used in balustrades, usually thicker in the middle than at the ends. (Davis, H.W. C. (ed.) Medieval England, 615) A small column supporting a hand-rail. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 409) Related terms: Balustrade
The main support for the handrails along a stairway or around a balcony is formed by these small spindle or vertical pieces.
A vertical post that supports a stair handrail.
One of a series of short vertical posts, often ornamental, used to support a rail.
A spindle or post supporting a stair handrail or forming part of a balustrade.
(balustrade) a smallcolumn supporting a handrail
Any of the small posts that make up a railing as in a staircase; may be plain, turned, or pierced.
Vase-shaped form with a bulbous base, narrow waist and slightly flared neck. Commonly used on silverwares, ceramics and stems of drinking glasses.
A vertical railing member that supports the upper and lower rails.
Short pillar with curving outline; post supporting a rail
A short post or pillar supporting the stair, deck, or porch railing
The vertical post in a balustrade.
The verticle support for a stair railing, usually a number of spindles extending form theTread to the rail or from a bottom rail to a top rail.
A miniature column or other form of upright which, in series, supports a stair handrail or porch railing.
An upright support for a rail
one of a series of short vertical posts that support a rail and form a balustrade, often forming the roofline of a building as well as the border of a staircase or porch.
A turned column.Barley TwistA popular deign for the legs of chairs or tables, so named because it resembles a stick of barley sugar.
The narrow vertical pieces of a stair's rail system that connect the hand rail to either the plate or tread. Balusters are normally wood or iron and are available in a number of different profiles. Balusters are spaced no more than four inches apart from one another. Click here to view our baluster selections.
An adjective used to describe a hollowware form with a distinctive, slightly bulbous body and usually associated with measures.
Short post or pillar, not to be confused with spindles
A small post that makes up a railing as in a staircase.
In the shape of a spindle column Illustration: Ansley Wilcox Mansion / Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Table leg - Horace Reed House Corner chair - Fairmount Park Woodford House, Philadelphia
One of a series of miniature columns or short uprights used to support a hand rail or coping, as in a balustrade.
One of a series of vertical supports used between posts of a railing. Also called a spindle.
one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
a fancy word for a bannister, used to indicate roman style columns that may or may not have been used to support other structures
an upright post or support for a railing (or a similar part of a chairback, etc
a short pillar with a curved outline and a balustrade is a barrier made with pillars of this type and topped with a coping or rail
Closely spaced vertical supports for railing.
The vertical member supporting the handrail of a staircase.
a post or support for a handrail
One of a set of small pillars that support a hand rail and form with the hand rail a balustrade system. Hairline shrinkage cracks at the neck of the baluster are not imperfections; they are natural occurrences caused during the drying process whenever a small mass meets a large one.
pillar or column supporting a handrail or coping, a series of such being called a balustrade.
Vertical member, usually wood, that supports the railing of a porch or the handrail of a stairway.
A miniature column or other form of upright which, in a series, supports a railing or handrail.
an architectural term for the short pillars which form the supports for a balustrade. The term can be used in dialling to describe the common variety of shaft for a pedestal which is bulbous towards the bottom and rises to a neck of smaller diameter, similar to that shown in Figure 6.
A short, upright column or urn-shaped support of a railing.
a short post or pillar used to support a balustrade or to fill a window space. The ends of balusters and columns were carved into a tenon which fits into a matching mortise. This helps to keep the baluster in place, and is identical to the techniques used to construct balusters with wood.
One of the vertical pieces of a stair or porch railing.
A decorative vertical member, used to fill the open area between the railing and the floor or tread, adding safety, support and stability to the balustrade.
a small round or square pillar or pilaster, serving to support a rail or cornice, generally ornamented with mouldings and other decorations.
A type of English drinking glass of the late 17th and 18th centuries, with the stem in the form of a baluster. (In architecture, a baluster is a short vertical support with a circular section and a vaselike outline.)
One of a series of short posts or pillars that make up a Balustrade and support the rail at the top and stand on the base at the bottom.
Vertical rails supporting a handrail.
(pictured) a small moulded shaft, square or circular, in stone or wood, sometimes metal, supporting the coping of a parapet or the handrail of a staircase.
Intermediate vertical support for a stair railing, often made from turned hardwood.
A narrow vertical member which helps support the handrail.
The shaped turning, or slender pillar with a bulbous base, used on the legs and pedestals of tables.
an upright, such as a table leg or rail, shaped like a vase or urn
The vertical posts of a stair handrail.
short pillar with curving outline, helping to support a rail.
A decorative pillar or stem containing a bulbous section.
short post or pillar in a series that supports a rail, thus forming a balustrade. May be curved or straight.
An upright support, as used on a piece of furniture, stair rail or supporting post of a handrail.
Any of the vertical supports for a stair, balcony or railing.
A pillar or column for support of a handrail.
A bulbous design form where the stem bulges out on the middle and returns to its original diameter. Usually turned or round in form.
Any of the small posts that support the upper rail of a railing, as on a staircase.
One of a series of supporting elements for a handrail.
A small column that supports the rail of a balustrade.
A small column or other vertical member used to support a stair or parapet railing.
A diminutive column supporting the hand-rail to a staircase or landing, a series of balusters being termed a balustrade.
A turned or rectangular upright member supporting a stair rail.
The vertical member that closes off the area between the stair handrail and stair stringer, or between the balcony handrail and nosing.
To have given small, square return, or flat column that supports a track; also they comprised posterioras of the chair.
A measure with a distinctive, slightly bulbous body. Usually lidded, and often classified by the shape of the thumbpiece (eg hammerhead, bud, double volute). Very long history of use. Replaced in the 1820s by the squatter bulbous measure whose body has a much more pronounced bulge.
In stairwork, the vertical members which support the handrail.
A turned and shaped column, which swells out in the lower half, that's often used in the stem of a table. When the swelling is in the upper half, it's known as an inverted baluster. [ picture
A short decorative pillar forming part of a series supporting a rail or coping.
A small turned, square or flat column that supports a rail. Also used to form chair backs.
The vertical support for a stair railing, usually a number of spindles extending from the Tread to the rail or from a bottom rail to a top rail.
A square or turned spindle that supports a stair rail.
A dress pin, straight and single, or earrings having Vaselike or curved decoration done by turning, in forms reminiscent of stair rails.
any of the singular posts of a railing
The name given to a shape of a vase or other vessel that is slender above and bulging below.
One of a string of small poles used to support the handrail of a stairway.
small vertical member connecting stair tread and handrail.
A turned or rectangular upright supporting a stair rail, sometimes called a banister. (pl) A balustrade.
Small closely spaced turned, square, or flat columns that support a rail or chair back.
A spindle or post that supports the upper rail of a railing (or staircase).
A small post, that may be turned, square or flat, that is used to support a rail or chair back.
vertical support with soft, rounded edges in a profile shaped like a vase, typically made of wood or stone
Each of a series of often ornamental short posts or pillars supporting a rail or coping; also called banisters.
A baluster (through the French balustre, from Italian balaustro, from balaustra, "pomegranate flower" [from a resemblance to the post], from Lat. balaustium, from Gr. balaustion) is a moulded shaft, square or circular, in stone or wood and sometimes in metal, supporting the coping of a parapet or the handrail of a staircase, an assemblage of them being known as a "balustrade". The earliest examples are those shown in the bas-reliefs representing the Assyrian palaces, where they were employed as window balustrades and apparently had Ionic capitals. They do not seem to have been known to either the Greeks or the Romans (Wittkower 1974), but late fifteenth-century examples are found in the balconies of palaces at Venice and Verona.