baluster calculationAs I mentioned in another post, I never knew math was going to be needed so much in building decks. But here’s another great example of where it’s definitely needed – calculating the number of balusters needed for deck railing. Also, once that’s determined, how do I measure to determine where they’re evenly placed? Trust me, we made plenty of mistakes before coming up with the right formula.

Under our Decking Specialist training page, we’ve provided a handy (and free) calculation file (pdf). It will take you through figuring out how many and where to place the balusters. This is just one of many deck builder training files that we’re providing. We hope it helps!