A new design and getting rid of wood-cable railing system

tridogdudeMay 27, 2013
Patio deck on our home was 4"x4" wood posts (painted) and drilled for cable rail system. We bought the house with this existing railing. The biggest hassle was the maintenance on it since there are a total of 25 posts that need painted and scraping to refinish. Try scraping and painting around cables on just one post and you will see what I mean.

Anyway, after much thought this winter, I came up with my own design and started fabricating a new railing system completely out of copper tube. There are 24 each posts made from 1-1/2" copper pipe and 1 inside corner post made from 3" copper pipe. Each tube had to be drilled thru to allow for the horizontal runs which are all 1/2" copper tube. Each post is attached to welded steel bracket that was built to allow for adjusting plumb.

The top railing of 1-1/2" copper is not yet installed on part of the deck and is shown in one photo. This was a very labor intensive project but we will never have to touch it again for maintenance.

All the 1-1/2" copper and some of the 1/2" copper was all scrapped from jobs I have worked on so this is mostly a recycled deck railing system.
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Dytecture
Fantastic update.
    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 8:13PM
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Ed
Hi 3dogdude, using the recycled materials is a great idea.
    Bookmark   Thanked by tridogdude    May 28, 2013 at 4:04AM
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Wow Great Place
I am SO stealing this idea! Love it!
    Bookmark   Thanked by tridogdude    May 28, 2013 at 4:30AM
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