Elevated decks offer more design opportunities for versatile pressure-treated Southern Pine. A wide variety of handrails, turned spindles, post caps, and finials are available to dress up any outdoor living area.
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Before starting construction of any deck or porch project, be sure to verify local building code requirements regarding proper handrail height and spindle spacing.
An American Classic:
The Chippendale design, made of 2×2 material, topped with a 2×4 handrail. Double-sawn kerfs accent the top of the 6×6 posts.
Narrowly spaced 2×2 spindles add a contemporary look between 6×6 posts. Spindles are trimmed to a 45-degree angle top and bottom.
Let the railings do the job! Flanked by 2×2 spindles, arrow-shaped slices of 1×6 and 1×4 material are painted contrasting colors, adding sparkle to the deck design.
Alternating railings of 2×2 with 1×4 (tightly spaced) create a screening effect. Ready-made caps and screw-in finials top the 4×4 posts.