Model # 430400

Internet #204837006

WeatherShield 2 in. x 2 in. x 42 in. Wood Pressure-Treated Mitered 1-End B1E Baluster (16-Pack)


2 in. x 2 in. x 42 in. Wood Pressure-Treated Mitered 1-End B1E Baluster (16-Pack)

  • Renewable resource and environmentally friendly
  • Beveled for easy installation
  • Perfect use for deck balusters and other outdoor projects
$2303 /package
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Product Overview

Give your deck a finished, stylish, distinctive touch with these attractive wooden balusters. High-grade and long-lasting, these balusters come with a lifetime limited warranty against rot and termites. Just like our other wood decking products, our balusters can be cut to size for special projects. They're even compatible with aluminum, offering you the widest range of design options. Choose your own unique combination of decking components to create a deck that's truly your own.

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  • 100% Solid wood made from southern yellow pine and pressure treated with MCA (micronized copper azole) for long life
  • Mitered at 1 end, suitable for use on exterior rails and stairs in commercial or residential applications
  • Natural wood finish may be stained or painted for a customized finish
  • Nominal Dimensions: 2 in. x 2 in. x 42 in.
  • Easy installation
  • 16 Balusters included
  • Treated with Thompsonized for added protection

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Product Depth (in.)
2 in
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Chemical retention (lb./cu. ft. )
Color Family
Contact Type Allowed
Above Ground
Fastener recommendation
Paintable,Paintable,Pressure Treated,Pressure Treated,Stainable,Stainable
Number of balusters included
Pressure treatment chemical
MCA - Micronized Copper Azole
Stair Part Type

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Customer Questions & Answers

question about the dimensions

I'm familiar with typical differences in lumber measurements, such as 2x4 means it's a 1.5 etc.. anyone know the reason this piece being a 2x2 would only measure 1-1/4"? I needed a 1.5" board for a TV riser and got this one and was stumped at the 1.25" measurement. I've never seen this before.
Asked by: Anonymous
My original 2x2s on my original deck (~ 30 years ago) were ripped from a 2x4 and thus like you said, they actually were about 1.5 x 1.5. These 2x2s actually look much better because they do not have the rough cuts due to they were planned and sanded to get the roughness removed. Hope that helps!!
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2016-06-13

Your specs. show 2x2 this a true 2x2.....or is it 1.5x1.5 inch....? you carr...

Your specs. show 2x2 this a true 2x2.....or is it 1.5x1.5 inch....? you carry any of this type of inexpensive balusters in a larger dimension(say 3x3)...and also longer than 42 inches..?
Asked by: MBGV1
Someone today answered my question about these balusters being a true 2"x2"........but in reading others who had the same question they show a smaller finished size. ....who TRULY knows the correct answer..??
Answered by: MBGV1
Date published: 2017-06-17

Are they really 2"x2" as shown in the spec? A full 2"?

Asked by: Jim
No, they are sanded/planned from a ripped 2x4. Looks nicer without the rough cut that I had originally used on my deck ~ 30 years ago.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2015-11-03

Is there always a slant at the end of all the boards?

Asked by: Mackenzie
Only balusters named B1E will have a slant on one end. Square end balusters are flat on both ends - Model # 186711 - and B2E balusters will have slants on both ends - Model # SP 64635.
Answered by: weathershield
Date published: 2017-07-06
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Customer Reviews

2 in. x 2 in. x 42 in. Wood Pressure-Treated Mitered 1-End B1E Baluster (16-Pack) is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bend and split easily I'm no pro so I didn't realize the final measurement would not be 2x2. They are more like 1.5" I used these for deck railings and my spacing was skewed. Again, perhaps people know that the measurement listed is not what you get, but that was a surprise to me. A handful are visibly bent and/or have splits or chips. HD doesn't take returns on bent ones unless you return the whole lot. Was a major hassle.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from recommend ordering in multiples of 16, since they seem to store them in that unit. I got 64, and... recommend ordering in multiples of 16, since they seem to store them in that unit. I got 64, and only a couple took a bend, making them unusable (garden stake?).
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought 10 packages (160 balusters). None of the packages had no culls in them. Most packages ha... I bought 10 packages (160 balusters). None of the packages had no culls in them. Most packages had quit a few with problems. The problems were: bowing; mildew; loose knots and cracks; and errant sawcut marks. The cut marks was the most prevalent of the issues. These marks were deep and were always down at the beveled end of the baluster. My client was nice enough to except the use of some of these, since they were in an area of the deck that he didn't feel would be very visable. I don't usually write reviews, and I try to be gracious; leaving room for human error. I felt I needed to speak up on this one however. These issues were very noticeable, and could have been caught in several areas of the process. prior to coming to me.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than buying in store! I replaced one of the decks at our house and needed to replace the railings as well. The balusters sold in store are redwood at about $3.50 each. As the deck and railings are stained I couldn't see spending $3.50 per baluster. The pressure treated ones are just about $1.00 each which makes them much more economical unless your project requires that real redwood appearance. Shipping was free! So in the long run I saved on materials, time to go to the local HD to get them, and gas to get there. Quality is good, I only rated 4 bars as they were not all cut the same length which meant a bit more cutting for me. Overall wood quality was great. As with most things time will tell how they stand up to the elements.
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pressure treated 2 x 2 pickets mitered on 1 end Excellent value of a 16 pack of 2 x 2 pickets which was used for replacing deck railing. Less expensive than purchasing the pieces individually. The price also included FREE shipping right to our door. Very happy to find this item was mitered on one end, which literally saved me hours of work. The wood was pressure treated, which will hold up well in the damp weather in the Seattle area. Also bought other lumber from Home Depot to complete the project. Although one of the pieces was broken, I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Free shipping was the best part Buying prepackaged balusters seemed like a good idea. The bundles came in a very heavy package delivered to my doorstep. The balusters were still wet (from pressure treating?). I opened the bundles and distributed them in my garage in order to get them to dry out. I rejected 14 of the 48 (three bundles) because they were too warped to use. I had to buy more balusters at my local Home Depot in order to have enough for my project. I hand selected the replacements at the store. They also were wet in the bundle and are currently drying in the garage. They are listed as 2x2 but actual dimensions are 1.25" x 1.25" x 42" nominal. The finish is rough and inconsistent. I will use them but, they are not what I expected.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Some pieces had too many imperfections/dents, etc. maybe they were to add style or rustic design? but I prefer clean pieces. Good amount for cost. Wish these were available in my local store so I could pick out my pieces.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 by 2 Pressure treated Baluster The rails aren't 2 by 2 but 1.25 by 1.25 by 42 inches . Good quality , easy to install but required a pilot hole to install , in order to keep from cracking .
Date published: 2016-06-29
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