Last Updated: August 7, 2017
Balusters, treads, newels, lattice . . . No, I’m not speaking a foreign language. I’m referring to some of the parts of a railing system (as well as related products, like stairs). Although you’re probably familiar with some railing terms, like rail and post, others might make you scratch your head in confusion. So if you’re planning to purchase or install a new railing, read through the terms below to ensure that you know your balusters from your posts and your hinges from your post caps.