How to install deck railing on concrete, deck pergolas plans - Plans Download

Categories: Woodworking Projects For Beginners | Author: admin 17.07.2012

Building Handrails for a Wooden DeckLearn how to build handrails for a wooden deck the easy way, including proper baluster spacing and railing height. When building handrails for a wood deck, make sure to check your local building codes first to find out the acceptable railing height, space between balusters, and distance between posts that is required. The railings are constructed with the bottom rail on edge to resist sagging, and the top rail horizontal to provide lateral strength. 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 a block between the deck and bottom rail in the center of the span to provide added support. In this case our rail will be 36 inches above the deck, which is common for most residential decks. We’re using our deck foundation posts for the rail posts, so they have to be cut off at a uniform height above the deck. The gap between the balusters should be less than four inches, so installing them on five-inch centers will work with these two-by-twos, which are one-and-a-half-inch thick.

After each section is assembled on the deck, we stand them up and attach them to the posts.

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