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Porch railing height and porch design are extremely important. The height of your porch railing will determine if your house has curb appeal or is just a clown house. Porch railing height of 3 feet or more will destroy the look of your house and all your hard work. Forget about your beautiful architectural features and great 

Cable Railings: Often chosen for their combination of openness and security, cable railings were the perfect complement to the clean lines of our hardwood deck. In this episode, we show you how to bore the holes in each post to accommodate the cable railings, how to detail and install the cap railing with 

Deck Railing. Illustration by Narda Lebo. Long handrails on decks and porches tend to sag in the middle, especially after they've been subjected to the weight of people sitting on them. A wood prop block made from a pressure treated cedar or redwood 2x6 will shore up a sagging rail and keep it level. Start by measuring 

I've always been a fan of This Old House and my fondness for the show even pre dates the purchase of “our old house!” Recently, our deck needed some repair (railing, step, and gate work) and we consulted a local carpenter who bid on our project and came in a bit high on the estimate. So in turn I think I'll be handeling 

deck railing The original deck railing was too low to meet the building code. The large back deck was one of the things that attracted us to the house. Our home inspector To space balusters equally, Tom Silva of “Ask This Old House” uses a piece of elastic waist band material, available at fabric stores. On it he made a 

While pine and fir are often found on old porches, the best woods for floors and decks include quality grades of cedar and redwood, or tropical woods like mahogany and ipe. A Japanesque porch Once painted, it's difficult to tell a composite column or railing from one made of wood. For these reasons 

Make Stairs and Railings Comfy. illustration of deck stairs. View as slideshow. Illustration by Eric Larsen. Much about these elements is governed by code, but there's flexibility. To make stairs easy to climb, opt for shallower steps with deeper treads. Size the treads so that you don't need to rip boards to fit their depth. Choose 

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to build deck stairs. he may have been able to get a spacing closer to the existing baluster spacing on hand rail above by adding one more in and diving the total run up evenly. he just says well lets round it up to 5 inches because it's an easier 

Cherry cabinets are going in the new kitchen of the Rowley Victorian project house. Contractor Tim Berky marks the stud lines, shims the cabinets for level, and screws them in with large head cabinet screws. These Merillat cabinets feature solid cherry faces and doors, pressboard boxe MORE ▽. Part 1: Installing Cherry 

The pergola's perpendicular rafters and purlins shade this Maryland deck. For more sun protection in the summer, the owners could plant climbing vines that would cover the top. The structure was bolted to the deck framing, and the decking was cut to fit around each post. The railings' wood frames hold welded wire mesh.

Feeney in the Media. September 2017. Deck Specialist magazine: Fall 2017 "Island Adventure: Remote location forces deck builder to 'design on the fly;" using Feeney DesignRail and . September 2017. Deck Specialist magazine: Summer 2017. Feeney Stair Kits featured on page 56. September 

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck in Greenwich Village, New York.

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a handrail. Steps: 1 Stand 4 foot level on first step and hold it plumb. 2 Mark the level where it meets top of second step. 3 Calculate height of handrail and mounting brackets; mark bracket height on level. 4 Use level to mark bracket height on wall 

Since it had been such a long time since I worked on the back deck, I decided to watch a short "This Old House" video on Youtube before I tackled the project. It looked simple enough to do and it was, other than the fact it took me about twice as long to build as I had calculated. But that wasn't too surprising.