Two piece split shoe for square balusters and newels – DJA245A

This two piece split shoe for square balusters, pickets and posts wraps around the base of a square bar and is a great way to finish off or retrofit a railing or fence project. Cover up drill holes, mismatched concrete or caulking, all without uninstalling or disassembling the project. All you need is a screwdriver!

  • Retrofit an existing railing or fence without taking it apart, indoors or outdoors
  • Meet your client’s changing expectations, even after the job is nearly done
  • Easy to install: we iterated on many designs to simplify installation, even when you’re in tight spaces or at an awkward body angle
  • Secured with two set screws so it won’t come apart like other split covers


Additional information

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Material Type

Material Shape

For square size

1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-9/16", 2", 2-1/2", 3", 3-1/2", 4"

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Product Details

Dimension Details for Two Piece Split Shoe for Square Balusters

  • Fits square balusters and newels ranging from 1/2″ to 4″:
    • 1/2″
    • 5/8″
    • 3/4″ (ON SALE)
    • 1″
    • 1-1/4″
    • 1-1/2″
    • 1-9/16″ (ON SALE)
    • 2″
    • 2-1/2″
    • 3″
    • 3-1/2″ (fits wood 4×4 post) (ON SALE)
    • 4″
  • Overall dimensions and height vary by configuration. Select a size to see full dimensions.

Material Type and Finish

  • Cast aluminum
  • Set screws are stainless steel to limit corrosion for general exterior and interior usage
  • Ready to paint to match your railing color, or can be powder-coated

Base Shoe Installation

  1. Using a phillips screwdriver, remove the set screw on each side (two total).
  2. Position one half of the cover shoe around the post, and verify sizing. Refer to graphic in product gallery.
  3. Slide the other half of the shoe around the post. Align the set screw holes.
  4. Screw in each set screw fully. Do not overtighten.

Note: This item cannot cover base plates. See Item DJA345A for a base plate cover split shoe option.

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