The Greeks and Romans did not
use balusters. They
Renaissance inovation by Bramante
in his Tempietto from
1502; but are commonly associated
used cross pattern known as Roman Lattice or Transenna. Imperial has an impressive
collection of wood
and non wood single and double balusters and railings. The shape of the
baluster was inspired by the
shape of the bud of the pomegranate tree.
The proper way to
start a baluster run should be half baluster engaged to each end supported
by a newel post.