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Deck Rail Post Attachment

Deck Rail Post Attachment

Step-by-step instructions for installing rail posts to your deck frame.


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Wood Deck Rail Parts

Wood Deck Rail Parts

We discuss the different components that compose a wood deck rail system. Learn about rail posts, top and bottom rails, balusters and a top cap.

Deck Stair Handrails

Deck Stair Handrails

Learn about the code requirements for installing a grippable handrail for your deck stairs.

Sweep Space Bottom Deck Rail

Sweep Space Bottom Deck Rail

Learn how to build a deck rail system that allows you to easily clean and shovel off leaves, ice and snow.

Deck Railing Balusters

Deck Railing Balusters

Step-by-step instructions on installing deck rail balusters. Learn how to install metal balusters with connectors.

Deck Railing Post Caps

Deck Railing Post Caps

Learn about decorative deck post cap designs and styles.

Deck Railing Ideas

Deck Railing Ideas

Get some great ideas for railings. Make your deck unique.


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Glass Deck Railings

Glass Deck Railings

Installing glass rails will usually require you to build the rail frame first and take precise measurements to custom order the tempered safety glass...

Cable Deck Railings

Cable Deck Railings

Cable rails are a modern looking rail system that preserves views. Learn how to install cable rails to meet building codes.

Composite Deck Rails

Composite Deck Rails

Learn about the benefits of using composite guardrail systems.

Deckorators Balusters

Deckorators Balusters

An easy way to add some style and flare to your deck project is to install deckorator balusters to your rails.

Metal Deck Railings

Metal Deck Railings

Learn about metal guard rail systems for decks.

Deck Privacy Screen

Deck Privacy Screen

Learn how to build a privacy wall on your deck out of wood.


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Deck Railing Codes

Deck Railing Codes

Learn about the building codes that regulate guardrails. How high do rails need to be? What are the rail infill requirements?

Deck Railing Height

Deck Railing Height

All decks greater than 30" above grade must have a guardrail.

Deck Stair Railings

Deck Stair Railings

Step-by-step instructions for how to install deck stair railings. Learn about the code requirements and construction tips with images.