Repeat for each additional side of the deck to receive a railing. 2 Measure the height of the deck framing, from the bottom of the ribbon joist to the top of the deck planking.
Deck railings adds a touch of elegance and style to any house they are installed in. Deck railings are available in different materials like wood, glass, and vinyl. Railings can be installed on patios, wooden decks, balconies and also on concrete.
15. Pass the opposite end of the cable through the holes in the intermediate railing posts. 16. At the end post, use cable cutters to cut the cable to the proper length. 17. Press the end of the cable into the connector on the end post. Repeat to install the remaining cables along the railing. 18.
I do install the #8 wood screws when the screw head needs to be even with the wood surface, for example in the 2×6 cap rail and 5/4 deck boards. The SD #9 screws are easy to drive and hold firmly with a magnetic 1/4 inch hex drive.
Determine the correct height of the railing posts. Assuming the finished height is 36", you will need to add the thickness of the deck surface (usually 1-1/2") and the height of the joists (usually 5-1/2"). Squarely cut all the railing posts to length using a miter saw. Notch out the bottom of each post for a more stable and attractive finish.
The first step toward installing your new glass railing system is simple: CLEAN YOUR DECK. Decks are notorious for accumulating excess moisture, grime, mold, and mildew over the years, especially if your sealer has long since worn off.
Installing deck railing is easy if you use an anchored handrail system. Standard rail height is 36 to 42 inches; posts will need to be 10 inches longer.
Installing Railings. Deck railings are comprised of posts, top rails, bottom rails, spindles and cap rails. Posts (usually 4x4 stock) are installed first at the corners of the deck and at intervals no greater than about 8 feet.
A deck handrail is a basic safety feature that can improve both the appearance and the usability of your outdoor deck. Deck handrails are typically constructed of wood and consist of a post and rail system, with decorative balusters to fill the open space between posts.
Deck anchors attached to the inside of the joists make stronger railings. Along the end joists, use deck screws to attach extra bracing between the end joists and floor joists to mount the anchors. Cut the bracing from the same 2 x lumber you used for the joists (2 x 8 lumber for this deck).