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How to Replicate and Install Stone Balusters

The experts from Restoration Realities demonstrate how to create a mold and cast stone-like balusters.

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Materials

  • 1/2" plywood
  • wax
  • denatured alcohol
  • concrete
  • polyester filler
  • modeling clay
  • orange shellac
  • molding plaster
  • fiberglass cloth
  • 1/2" plywood support strips
  • talc

Tools

  • knife
  • putty knife
  • paintbrushes
  • jigsaw
  • glue gun
  • screwdriver
  • hammer
  • rubber mallet
  • square
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • existing baluster
  • clay sculpting tools
  • drill motor
  • round file
  • scooper

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