How to tighten a stair baluster

from This Old House magazine October 2013

Use a thin flat bar to gently pry off the end cap on the stair tread, which will expose the mortise that holds the  baluster.  Insert a shim to push the baluster tight against the banister on top. Then reattach the tread cap.

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