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Deck Railings after the fact

Posted by Steve Jones on May 23rd, 2000 04:29 PM
In reply to Deck railings by JC on May 23rd, 2000 01:13 PM [Go to top of thread]

There is nothing worse than wobbly railings. They should be sound and sturdy.

You do have quite a challenge, but it is possible. I would get a post hole digger and dig holes 8 feet apart and as close to the existing deck as you can. Sink 4 x 4 in the hole and concrete in.

Once the posts are in you can make the fence cantilever over the deck itself using many techniques.

This is the best method that I can think of.

You could also carriage bolt in a 4 x 4 to the structure of the deck if the structure is even with the decking.

If it is not, could you knotch or cut out some deck boards and dig a hole for 4 x 4 posts?

Study it out and don't rush into it, because there is a way.

Good Luck.


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