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Balustrade Level I Class - Sponsored by Carolina Stair Supply

  • March 27, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • March 29, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • New Philadelphia, Ohio

Balustrade Level I

The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) and Carolina Stair Supply present Balustrade Level I, an instructional class focused on teaching hand rail installation skills pertinent to the industry. We have made a conscience effort to simplify the facility and fixtures required for hands-on balustrade installation training.  The class will also include a shop tour of Carolina Stair Supply. 

Course Description:

This course is designed to primarily introduce layout methods essential to Post-to-Post Balustrade installation.  It will include classroom instruction with hands-on layout instruction. The class will begin with a review of code requirements essential to balustrade layout, the stair parts to be used and the instructional paperwork that will accompany the learning process. The class will then progress to how to layout each part of the balustrade in both plan and elevation for cut stringer and closed/curb stringer.  Proper location, spacing, height and fastening methods of each component to create a strong code compliant Post-to-Post Balustrade will be included. Students will be working primarily with stock wood components, i.e. turned and box newels, pin and square top balusters, and 6010 rail.

Learning Objectives:

1. Plan layouts of rail and baluster locations on flights, landings and at balconies on both open and curb stair configurations.
2. Plan and vertical layouts of newels for both notched and surface mount applications.
3. Plan layout options with baluster grouping and installation, landing tread, facia/apron, and trim.

4. Rail layout for post connections and baluster/rail connections for both drilled and ploughed rails.

5. Secure various hardware connection methods commonly used for posts, rails, and balusters.

More detailed information is available!

Review the course information and the sample presentation


Wednesday, March 27 thru Friday, March 29, 2019

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Schoenbrunn Conference Center

New Philadelphia, Ohio


$750 Per student

Application Submission:

Submit your completed application with sponsor and student signatures to by March 15th.  Upon acceptance into the class, you will be invoiced $750 for tuition which is to be paid upon receipt.

Download the Student/Sponsor Application Below:

Microsoft Word Version or PDF Version


Schoenbrunn Inn

1186 West High Avenue

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663


Fully refundable accommodations with continental breakfast included! There are restaurants with in walking distance of the Inn. 

$79 + tax per night

***Call 330-339-4334 to reserve your hotel room!***

Group Discount Booking Code:  SMA Class

NOTE:  A cheaper price is available through online booking sites.  However, their rate is non-refundable and must be paid at booking. 

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