Since 2012 Iron Crafters has been replacing dated wood balusters with iron balusters in a variety of designs. Did you know that the origin of the word “baluster” is a combination of French (balustre), Italian (balaustra), Latin (balaustium), and Greek (balaustion)? Historians have dated the use of iron balusters in staircases date back to the thirteenth century. “Mass production” became widely adopted in the fifteenth century thanks to blast furnaces.
Styles of Balusters
From that era, three different styles developed: Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian. In Georgian-style railings, you’ll find symmetry and proportion along with harmony and unity as designers strived to mimic the Golden Ratio. Victorian railings and balusters are very ornate, often with rosettes and twisted bars. Edwardian style represents more uniformity and you’ll often see smaller scale ornate decorations.
Most Recent Installation
This is a great example of the visual impact you can achieve when replacing painted wood with iron. Our customer was so happy with the outcome, she posted it on Instagram and tagged us!
Today, Iron Crafters is able to provide you with balusters in a variety of different styles. Often, people choose to combine classical elements with some modern touches. No matter your style, Iron Crafters balusters are long-lasting and timeless. They add a sense of elegance and appeal to your home. Check out our Baluster Gallery and give us a call.