deck railing

Old 05-16-06, 07:13 PM
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deck railing

can someone tell me what is the best way to connect the posts to the deck floor so to put a rail? I don't quite understand thee newel post how does the top and bottom rail connect to these these posts.

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Old 05-17-06, 04:59 PM
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If you didn't run your supports through to the top, and will be adding newel posts and balusters, and the decking is already down, I would suggest cutting the newel posts 8" longer than needed, then notch this 8" cutting lengthwise in half and removing that half, leaving a portion that you can run down the side of the deck and bolt to the rim joist with carriage bolts in two places each. From this you can attach a bottom rail and top rail, then your balusters, and finally your handrail.
Just for examples (not particularly of this design) go to and click on projects three. It has a couple of examples of handrail/baluster set ups.

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