Start with posts at all 90-degree deck corners and next to the house. For angles less than 90 degrees, place posts to one side of the angle to avoid complex notch cuts (opening photo and Photo 4). Then add posts in-between, so no rail section is longer than 6 ft. between posts. Now calculate all the materials you need (use..
These posts should be no farther apart than six feet on the flat deck and no farther apart than 5 1/2 feet on stairs. Your local building department might require closer post spacing for added rail strength. Local codes might also dictate the method you use to attach the posts to the deck, such as using certain types of bolts or..
You have raised a great question that cuts to the core of the differences of the qualities of the dimensional lumber made from various species of wood used in outdoor structures like a deck. Not All Softwoods Are Alike The most common species used for outdoor structures like a deck are cedar, redwood and a variety of..
@Cindy if you are a gardener you could build a potting table for the backyard - they are very handy to have. You could save them for projects to come - I have had old fence boards in the back for a few years and use them in projects that come up. The posts could be used for legs on pieces you find - roadside rescues are the..
Mark the location of the balusters on both the top and bottom rails. Use deck screws to attach the bottom of the balusters to the face of the bottom rail so the angled cut on the baluster is flush with the bottom of the rail. Attach the top of the balusters through the top rail. Stand the section of railing up and attach the top rail flush..
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Nov 1, 2011 . Although some in the industry disagree, I think this concern is valid and I make my clients aware of it (especially if small children may use the deck); on occasion a client has opted not to use cable railings because of this issue. Most of the decks I build are constructed primarily of wood, including the decking..
Do you have a gorgeous view? Are you afraid that your deck railing will hinder that view while you are sitting down on the deck? Well, with this idea you won't have to worry about that. Instead of using railings, use plexiglass to fill in the gaps. That way it is safe, and you can see through it as well. See the railing design ..
Pine is probably the most economical wood to use for railings. Pine looks good with a clear gloss, is pale tan in color, and can be stained to any desired shade. Since pine is a treated wood, it is insect and rot resistant