How To Decide On The Spindle For You

A staircase can often act as the heart of the home. 

They create intrigue and set the tone for the rest of the rooms. The great thing about a staircase is how it can be used to make a statement or compliment the rest of your interior. 

Today we’ll be talking about spindles - what they are, how they’re used, and which one you should choose for your staircase. 


What is a spindle?

A spindle is the vertical post which connects the base rail to the handrail on a staircase. 

Traditionally made from oak or pine, the spindle is a structural element that many people experiment with to create a unique look and feel. 

They can be painted, varnished and manipulated to make a design with indents and rounded edges, making spindles one of the most versatile staircase parts. 


What types of spindles are available?

Here at Wonkee Donkee, we stock a wide range of staircase parts that can be switched out depending on your interior preferences. 

We have metal, wood and brushed nickel spindles in various styles, at different price points for you to choose from. 


Is your staircase for domestic or commercial use?

What your staircase will be used for makes a huge impact on the style of staircase parts you need. 

For commercial staircases, it’s important you opt for a strong material that can withstand high levels of foot traffic. We understand it’s important to maintain a certain style, but you need to keep in mind that it’s vital any staircase parts are structurally sound and durable enough to be used for assistance. 

When shopping for domestic staircase parts, we advise you go to a trusted provider - like us - to ensure anything you buy follows staircase regulations.


Which spindle do I need?

Ultimately, the type of spindle you purchase depends on the look you want to achieve. 

Oak or pine spindles create a traditional look and feel to your staircase. They can be varnished or painted to achieve the desired finish and to protect the material from getting scratched or damaged. 

For a more modern twist, metal spindles are the option for you. They require a lot less upkeep than wooden ones - just regular dusting - and can easily be installed for a change in interior theme.


Get your staircase parts from Wonkee Donkee 

We specialise in all staircase parts here at Wonkee Donkee - including spindles. 

Whether you’re creating a domestic or commercial staircase, our range of wooden and metal spindles are finely crafted for the look you desire. 

Shop our range of staircase parts today. 

If you need some more advice on which spindles you need for your staircase, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team here at Wonkee Donkee today. 

Give us a call on 01938 557733 or send your questions over to and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.