Staircase Spindles & Stair Spindles from Pear Stairs

Spindles are the vertical member that acts as the infill between baserail and the handrail (or tread if cut string) of your staircase. The choices are vast and can provide varying effects.

The staircase spindles which you choose can have an overwhelming effect on the overall look of your stairs, and when you’re looking for an attractive style to add that finishing touch, look no further than Pear Stairs. We have an extensive range from which you can choose, so you won’t need to look elsewhere.

When it comes to spindlesstairs can be ruined through choosing the wrong style, although we have an amazing variety of classic and contemporary styles from which you can take your pick. As we sell in oak, sapele, pine, ash and hemlock, stairs of all types can be made even more beautiful.

Below are just some of the examples we sell, these are supplied in a range of patterns to suit different tastes and styles and are designed to match newels. Most of the spindles below are stocked and supplied in OAK, ASH, PINE, HEMLOCK, SAPELE and SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE. Below are examples of these timbers.

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Spindles - Fusion  Spindle

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Oak Spindles - American/European

Shown in Georgian style spindles.

American White Oak is used exclusively in the UK for internal joinery, being kiln dried to approximately 10%. A Strong, heavy hardwood grown in the Eastern half of the United States.

Due to the high costs of large sections, newel posts and handrails are laminated, careful attention being paid to grain matching. European Oak is a close relative botanically to Quercus Robur and our English species is equally adaptable for internal stair parts.


Spindles - Oak

Spindles - Oak Spindles


Ash Spindles

Shown in Oxford style spindles

A quality American hardwood, Ash can be stained and polished to a very good finish.

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Pine Spindles

Shown in Colonial style spindles

Pine is a slow grown Scandinavian timber, an economical timber suitable for staining and painting. All knots in the timber are sound.

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Hemlock Spindles

Shown in Oxford Twist style spindles

Hemlock is straightened clear, virtually knot free timber. It is especially attractive since it will varnish to a rich golden colour. Hemlock is of uniform density and will take stain easily with the minimum of colour distortion; it is easy to use and does not split or break whilst being worked, being less brittle and therefore stronger than many hardwoods.

  Spindles - Hemlock spindles - hemlock display

Southern Yellow Pine

Shown in Stop Chamfered style spindles

Southern Yellow Pine has distinctive character in both colour and grain. Although generally clear a limited number of small knots are permitted. Grown in the Southern United States, it enjoys the reputation of being exceptionally strong and has a high resistance to wear. whilst relatively easy to work this wood is comparable to hardwood species such as Oak for strength.

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Shown in Provincial Style Spindles

Sapele is a West African hardwood, with a reddish brown colouring, typical of Sapele. This fairly close textured timber is harder and heavier than both American and South American Mahogany. As with any natural product, variation in colour is to be expected.

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But they can be supplied in any other timbers including Black Walnut or Idigbo.


Before you choose your spindles you must remember that for new houses building inspectors will not provide a Certificate of Completion unless your staircase complies with current building regulations. For spindles and for any part of the staircase this includes: "Staircases must be constructed so that a 100mm sphere cannot pass through any openings."

See below:

spindles - building regualtions

spindles - building regultions

This regulation has been stipulated by the government in order to minimise the risk of small children accidently getting their heads stuck in between the spindles and hurting themselves. 

Please Note: Once customers have had the building certificate it is known that some customers have made alterations to put other spindles in that may breach the building regulations, from a safety aspect Pear Stairs do not recommend you do this.


Mix and Match Spindles.


It is also important to realise that you can mix and match your spindles in different combinations for a very appealing effect.


 Mix and Match Timber Spindles

Mix and Match Metal Spindles

spindles - mix and match alternating oxford spindles with twist spindles

Oxford Spindles alternated
with Twist spindles

Madison metal spindles alternated
with Edisto metal spindles

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Here a Pear Stairs customer has mixed 
Oxford alternately with Twist spindles

Here a customer has mixed our Pear Stairs
Madison range with Edisto range of spindles


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Below is a discussion of the varying styles of spindles Pear Stairs sells. They are sold in varying sizes including 32mm, 35mm or 41mm square. 900mm or 1100mm long. 

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Pear Stairs Standard Range Spindles (All Shown in Sapele)

1. Standard Square Spindles

The ultimate in uncomplicated design. The clean lines of the square spindles will never go out of fashion.

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spindles - square profile

spindles - square spindles


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2. Stop Chamfered Spindles

A contemporary but classical style, that perfectly highlights the natural beauty and texture of the wood.

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spindles - stop chamfered profile

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3. Stop Ovolo spindles

A modern, simplistic look infused with timeless elegance creating a stunning balustrade.

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Pear Stairs Turned Spindle Range

Pear Stairs also offers a turned spindle range, below are examples of some that we offer.

4. Georgian Spindles

The Georgian style is Pear Stairs' customers' most popular choice with its elegant but simple design it will suit most styles of home. Pear Stairs sells thousands of these every year, as part of a staircase or as parts.

spindles - georgian arrangement

spindles - georgian arrangement

Georgian Spindle
Shown here in Ash



5. Georgian Fluted Spindles

The fluted version of our Georgian range. The fluting adds an extra touch of elegance to this classic design.

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Shown here in Oak




6. Oxford Spindles

The Oxford style is an alternative design to the Georgian, a more rounded look, but still distinctive and attractive in any home.

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spindles - oxford arrangementOxford Spindles
Shown here in Oak


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7. Oxford Fluted Spindles

The beautiful Oxford range is enhanced by elegant fluting.

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8. Colonial Spindles

The colonial never fails to impress and is a favourite of many home renovators. A timeless classic.

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9. Colonial Fluted Spindles

Fluting always adds an attractive element to spindles or newels.

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10. Provincial spindles

For those who desire something a bit different, the Provincial range offers style and sophistication.

spindles - provincial arrangement

spindles - provincal arrangement

Provincial Spindles
Shown here in Pine


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11. Twist Spindles

A more traditional design which can be used with or without the twisted newel posts to create a stunning look.

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twist spindles

Twist spindle
Shown here in American White Oak



12. Traditional Spindles

A beautifully styled spindle perfect for more traditional look, but still maintaining an attractive and homely feel.

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Pear Stairs Metal Spindles


Metal spindles can add texture and charm to any staircase through its contrast of classic wrought iron and warm natural timbers. Our metal spindle range offers a choice of styles in a black sandgrain finish. The spindles can be mixed and matched to create your own individual look. Pear Stairs spindles are suitable for closed string domestic pitch of 42° with handrail heights of 900mm. Made of mild steel ours are easy to cut and quick to install on both stairs and landings.


13. Boston Spindles

The Boston metal spindle offers clean lines which will compliment other metal spindles within this range.

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14. Beaufort Metal Spindles

The subtle centre twist gives the Beaufort metal spindle a homely look which will suit any style of property.

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beaufort metal spindles

Beaufort metal spindle used alternately
with the Madison metal spindle

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15. Charleston Metal Spindles

Charleston offers twists and turns to giving a truly rustic look to any style of home.

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charleston metal spindles

Charleston metal spindles used
alternately with Savannah metal spindles

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16. Madison Metal Spindles

Similar to the Beaufort with twist on top and bottom sections of the spindle, ideally suited to all spindles in the Pear Stairs metal spindle range.

spindles - madison metal spindles

madison metal spindles

Madison metal spindle used 
alternately with Edisto metal spindle

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17. Edisto Metal Spindles

Ornate cages grace either end of the Edisto metal spindle with a central twist, offering a very classic look to this rustic spindle.

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metal spindles

Here the Edisto metal spindle has been used 
alternately with Madison metal spindles

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18. Savannah Metal Spindles


The reverse of the Edisto spindle where an ornate cage sits centrally within the spindle, with fine twists sitting neatly on each end.

spindles - savannah metal spindles

metal spindles

Here our Pear Stairs customer used Savannah metal spindles alternately with Madison metal spindles.

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White Primed Trademark Spindles and Stair Components


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All of our softwood and staircase components come in a number of timbers, including white-primed. Shop for all stair parts available in white-primed



Below are examples of the affect these spindles may have on a property:

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Wood and Metal Spindles

The spindles, having been primed, can be painted in any colour.

A contemporary spindle giving an ultra modern look. Although this is shown in Oak, Pear Stairs can manufacture the timber in any wood. Please phone and ask us on 01938 553311.

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spindles - wood and metal staircase spindle

Oak and Brushed Stainless Steel


Ikon Spindles

Homes that crave the contemporary appeal without losing the feel of classical elegance, then the Ikon spindle is the spindle for you, this spindle will compliment all styles of interior design.

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Pear Stairs sell spindles in all shapes and sizes but remember, if you have any questions don't hesitate to phone us about your choice. We are a very friendly company, phone Pear Stairs on 01938 553311.

As well as selling locally, we are also able to provide spindles nationally including in BerkshireBuckinghamshireEast SussexEssex ,Leicestershire  , Norfolk  and Wiltshire .