I'm building an internal stairs with treads that will be carpeted, and risers that I've already stained a dark cherry. Now it's time to add the box newel posts and balusters.
I'm familiar with the way to anchor balusters using a shoe molding, etc, but I was wondering how they are properly anchored without any type of shoe molding. In other words, how are they anchored to say, a piece of 1x4? Are they usually doweled and glued, or could you just put a screw up through the bottom to anchor?
Secondly, which is considered a 'harder' wood: poplar, or maple?
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