We get asked often the proper way to drill holes for installing your iron balusters. We believe everyone understands how to drill a hole but feel more comfortable seeing it done. When I had my own personal stairs remodeled I took some video of every step including drilling holes. Enjoy!

Tools Required

  • Drill
  • Paddle Bit
  • Sharpie Marker

Step 1 – Mark your Holes

Simply put, measure and mark your drill points. Balusters are typically spaced 4 inches apart on center. We do have a spacing guide located here.

Step 2 – Drill your Holes.

Firm and steady hands. Go slow until you are comfortable going faster.

Step 3 – Clean Up

Scrape out any splinters left behind and vacuum up all your dust and bits.