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    Bannister Spindles too far apart. What should I do?
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    • 11th Sep 05, 8:22 PM
    Bannister Spindles too far apart. What should I do? 11th Sep 05 at 8:22 PM

    I've been slowly stripping paint from my bannister and staircase and I want to do something about the spindles being too far apart. To the point where, if I left my toddler at the top of the stairs, he could fit through them.

    I HAVE to do something about it because I can't spend the next few years not letting him play upstairs without me! I'd like to do it myself but I'm no diy expert. There is room for another spindle in between the ones there but I don't want to have to take the whole thing apart as it's at the top of the stairs and I'm worried about not putting it back together properly.

    Does anyone know how to add spindles without taking it apart? Would it be easy to dismantle and reassemble? (ie do I have to make grooves in the top bit to fit the spindles into?) Can anyone think of anything to cover it with that would be secure and tidy to avoid all the diy stuff!

    Thanks for reading this!

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