backyard deck #2: a few railings attached

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Blog entry by dmoney posted 06-05-2010 06:36 PM 1298 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: floor done---working on railings Part 2 of backyard deck series no next part

I decided to wrap the 4×4 posts with 1×6s above the deck. It looks cool and makes the posts and railing super rigid. This gives it no room to move in any direction. I notched out for the railing and the horizontal spindles as you can probably see in the pics.

Ran out of Titebond II so I quit for the day. Need to buy some to make some more railings.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 06:44 PM

Good looking safety rail Derek, are there any screws in it?

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 07:01 PM

o yes I predrill and toe-screw the spindles too.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 07:32 PM

I’m doing a deck right now my self and I’m down to the railing my design unfortunatley is not as nice as you’rs but will serves the same purpose. I’ll just be glad when it’s done, my knees hurt…...........Schloemoe

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