sunburst rails


Old 04-17-04, 08:03 AM
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sunburst rails

Help! We are building a 12 X 20 deck and want to add some sunburst effect to the railing and I am looking for some plans or assistance in template design.

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Old 04-17-04, 10:46 PM
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Can't help you out with plans or templates. The two I have done I just got out a pencil and paper, looked at the photos in the brochures from several decking suppliers and went for it.

Keep in mind tho -- if the deck is more than 30" above grade, the railing has to be to code. The pickets have to be spaced close enough so that a 4" ball cannot be passed through them. If there are steps involved, the handrail has to be designed so that a 6" ball cannot pass through the triangle formed by the step's tread, riser, and the bottom of the handrail.
Old 04-23-04, 02:14 PM
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Our local Menards sells sunburst panels made of 2X2 lumber to fit 36" high rails. If you can find a similar product in your area, you can check them out and maybe copy the design and constriction.

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