Count how many posts you will need. Your deck might already be supported by posts, especially if it is covered. If not, you'll need to install these so that there will be something to support the railings. Plan to evenly space posts around the perimeter of your deck, such as every 6 feet (1.8 m)
How to install wood deck rail posts on your deck to support balusters or glass panels. Pressure treated wood or cedar are best options
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Railing should be required if your deck or porch is high enough off the ground so that stepping off of it might be a safety hazard. You should also check your local building code for deck heights requiring railing before you make your final decision
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Oct 2, 2014 . Design and Construction. Attaching Deck Rail Posts. Most states now require a specific bolted connection on decks. Here's a look at how it's done. By Ted Cushman. 1. No More Notching Carpenters used to routinely notch out the base of deck posts Pete Sucheski 1. No More Notching Carpenters used to..
May 18, 2016 . Prefabricated components take the guesswork out of building good-looking railings for decks and porches
Building code varies on the national, state, county and municipal level. Most areas in the world that use a variation of the International Building Code require a guard rail if there is a difference of 30" or more between platforms. Other common requirements are that no..
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Step by step instructions for installing deck rail posts to your deck frame
DecKorators Classic Aluminum Balusters offer distinctive design options not found with typical 2 x 2 wood balusters. Available in 7 colors, these maintenance-free balusters create an impressive and rich appearance of wrought iron. DecKorators offer 4 centerpieces to add design flexibility to the deck rail. DecKorators..
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Mar 19, 2012 . The post in the middle of this flight of stairs interrupts the top of the railing, which was designed to serve as the handrail. A new continuous handrail, albeit an unsightly one, had to be added.Woody Roberts. The error: For construction or aesthetic purposes, builders regularly install handrails interrupted with..
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck in Greenwich Village, New York
Jan 5, 2018 . DIYers looking for the easiest railing to install should consider pre-assembled metal railing panels that come with balusters already attached to rails and ready for mounting using supplied hardware. The best systems of this kind are well-designed and simple to figure out