This is a realistic 3D model of a wooden lathe-turned stair baluster.

A picture found in an old catalog of a company that produced wooden stair balusters has served as an inspiration. You can use it as a stair baluster in your 3D projects, or you can make it on a lathe. If you decide to make balusters for your staircase or railing, it is important to use high quality wood in wood furniture class. If, however,  you are planning to install them outdoors, it is necessary to choose such a wood type that is meant to endure external conditions well (humidity, rain, temperature fluctuations, etc.). It is also important to do a thorough sanding and purpose-adjusted finishing - if the balusters are installed indoors, it is necessary to varnish them in accordance with the staircase, and if they are installed outdoors, a finishing must be used to provide efficient protection against external influences.


Lathe-turned stair baluster 3D model
3D model category
3D CAD software used for modeling

Rhino 3D

Available NURBS and BREP file formats

.stp (Standardized 3D graphic exchange file format) and .3dm (Rhino 3D software native file format)


The 3D model's dimensions are 787.5mm x  44mm x 44mm (31' x  1 3/4' x 1 3/4'). If you need a stair baluster of different dimensions, import your 3D model in any 3D CAD software and make the necessary modifications.

For those who want to make this stair baluster on the lathe, a 2D drawing is available in .dwg and .pdf format. 


Submitted by Ceh Jan