You Get What You Pay For

Iron Balusters: Comparing Apples to Apples

Like all of the other stair parts in my “you get what you pay for” series, Iron Balusters (aka metal spindles) are no different.  The quality variations between one iron baluster and another are not drastic but enough that you should understand the difference so you don’t compare the two different styles when considering the […]


Box Newel Posts: You get what you pay for!

As is the case with most items we buy there are occasional steals but in general, when making comparisons a dramatic difference in price reflects something about the products themselves. This is to say that you get what you pay for, so although two items may appear to be the same, there are often cleverly […]


Comparing Stair Parts – Wood Handrail

Perhaps even more than your typical purchase, with stair parts you get what you pay for.  The problem with this is that because of the relative simplicity of the products, the variation that affects price can be so drastic that two seemingly similar products can scarcely be classified as the “same” at all.  Consider two […]


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