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First Time Building a Railing for a Deck

15 Aug , 2014  

Screen shot 2014-08-12 at 10.05.41 AMHad to build a rail for one end of the the Epic DIY Deck Project. Even though I’m half way into putting the deck boards in for this project, I was concerned with the increased deck traffic of curious onlookers. So, I thought I’d take a crack at installing posts and a rail.

The original plan was to re-use the existing railing around the old deck, but after dismantling the structure, the lumber was in bad condition and the old post had little or no support. So, it was removed and discarded.

The good news, I have a bunch of Screen shot 2014-08-12 at 10.04.37 AMprofessionally made railing materials left over from a Craigslist demolition. a new homeowner posted an ad where they wanted this huge children’s play-set removed and the person doing it got to keep all the materials. It took me 1 week of after work nights to dismantle, but there was plenty of lumber, spindles and fasteners in excellent shape.

Music credit: Birds by Silent Partner

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