The eight replacement balusters from Old World Millworks arrived today. Well, they arrived yesterday at the northern version of my street address; it happens all the time. I’m 98.5% happy with the balusters. There are a couple little dings and some wood filler in small tear outs, but, hey, I didn’t have to dink with trying to make them. So who’s to complain? That being said, I would gladly work with them again. From start to finish, it took about three weeks for them to arrive.

The dark baluster is the original they used to make the copies. I only have, oh, maybe twenty 24 of the originals to strip. My shoulder hurts already…