May 23, 2017 . This year, we're keeping the party going into the night by adding outdoor rope lights to the deck railing. The ambient glow will illuminate the perimeter and give the space a festive atmosphere with color-changing LEDs! This post is sponsored by Batteries Plus Bulbs and contains affiliate links, which means I..
Aug 29, 2016 . Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option. Full Story 38 · Room of the Day Room of the Day: A Spacious Porch Brings Family Life Outside. By Becky Harris. This Georgia back porch, decorated in neutrals and a mix of textures, serves as living,..
But there are simpler ways to install a strong long lasting deck railing post without all the hardware, reduced concern for rotting that looks much better than an outside rail post. If you fall into this gropu, there are railing solutions for decks available to get you a high quality and beautiful looking railing. What you may wish to..
The installation details differ somewhat depending on whether the post is installed inside or outside outer joist (called a rim or band joist) and whether the rim joist runs perpendicular or parallel to the deck joists. To avoid confusion, we'll refer to parallel rim joist as an end joist. Special details are also required at inside and..
Installing 22½° Corner Posts. Installing a 22.5 degree rail post. Rail posts must be blocked to be secure. 22½° posts are used when rails or privacy screens continue around an inside or outside 45 degree corner. Fasten 22½° post through both the front faceplate and with blocking to the joists
Dec 15, 2014 . Build Deck Rail 4×4 Guard Post with Temporary Supports on Band Joist. Blocking is required when a guard post is mounted to an outside beam or joist with two Simpson DTT2Z deck post connectors installed on opposite sides. The blocking is either toe-nailed or fastened with SD #9 x 2-1/2 inch screws
Beefing Up the Porch Columns: Part 1 of a Gazillion Since I removed the railings on our porch earlier this summer, the plan has been to make some epic craftsman columns. What we didn't anticipate was that this project would turn into quite the Find this Pin and more on Porch Column & Railing Options by..
Many older decks have railing posts installed on the outside of the deck framing, and sometimes those posts were notch-cut at the bottom, where they fit against the outside joists. Today codes demand stronger posts, so they are generally not notched, and are installed on the inside of the framing. That means they need to..
Whether your deck framing is treated or not, if a screwdriver penetrates into punky, soft wood anywhere, indicating rot, it's best to start your deck from scratch. . If your footings seem solid but your posts are in bad shape, you can raise the outside of the deck with a car jack or bottle jack and replace the posts. If you don't have..
Aug 30, 2011 . The bridge will help keep the outside joist from deflecting when you lean on the handrail. Installing a post when the railing runs parallel to the joists. First mark the location of the post with a carpenter's pencil on the interior rim joist. The next step in securing your 4x4 or 6x6 lumber deck post is to measure the..
Deck railing posts are the foundation of a deck railing system. They must be strong. It's easy to connect deck railing posts to the floor joists of the deck. No Lag Bolts! Don't lag bolt a deck railing post to the outer band board that's nailed to the ends of the floor joists. The nails that pass through the band board into the ends of..
May 1, 2011 . One difference is that manufactured deck railing systems usually require guardrail posts to be mounted inside the rim joist so post sleeves and base trim rest flat on the decking (Figure 3). But in most cases posts are easier to install outside of the rim joist. There is a way to use outside-the-rim mounted posts..
I'm building a deck in my back yard and was wondering if anyone had any advice about inside vs outside mounted posts for the guard rail. Outside..
Hi all, I have a quick (hopefully or relatively quick) question regarding deck railing posts. I am planning on doing inside rim-joist 4X4 posts. The question I have is - is it better to do it with from installing the decking or after installing the decking? I've previously done outside rim-joists but this one is a little..
We're using deck screws to assemble the rails so there's no chance of loose nails later on. After each section is assembled on the deck, we stand them up and attach them to the posts. The top rail is lined up with either edge and flush with the top of the post. Driving the screws into the post at an angle, or toe-screwing, is..
If rails meet posts at 45 degrees, keep the inside edge of the rail flush with the inside corner of the post. Cut off the outside edge of the rail so it's flush with the post (Figure A). Cut the rails and plates and assemble the framework by toe-screwing the bottom rails into the posts using two 3-in. deck screws. Pre-drill holes first (for..
The positioning of deck railing posts to the inside of the rim joists has become code in some locals. Many builders around the country still use the cutout method of seating a ledge of the rail post on the surface of the deck and bolting the leg of the cutout to the outside and through the rim board. Our TOPSIDE system works
Color Guard Inc. offers you choices on what style of rail to use on your porch or deck. Choose from our most popular, . Simplistic design using 1-1/2 inch softly squared edged balusters simulate a painted wood rail, making this one of our most popular styles. Details - Dimensions . Inside Dimensions: 4-3/4" x 4-3/4" Outside..