Baluster Connectors, mostly made from plastics, are used to connect the baluster or picket to the horizontal rail member. In the past, deck builders would have to drill holes in the rails to attach the pickets, allowing water to gather and accelerate the decay process. Today's connectors allow a homeowner or deck builder to avoid these holes, speeding up the installation process, and making stronger, better looking rails in half the time. Mix and match colors and styles to get the unique look you want. We have all your favorite brands.