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matjoco wrote:Jul 2, 2018
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    The steel tubes are 1"x2"- powder coated.

matjoco wrote:Jul 2, 2018
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    Yes, the railings are 4x4s- nominal- 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" Clear Wester Red Cedar. Thanks!

amstew70 wrote:Nov 25, 2012
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    The railings were custom made for the house. They are a combination of powder coated tube steel rails and clear cedar posts and caps. The metal rails were powder coated in a neutral metallic grey color by a local powder coating company. The wood frame was fabricated with a computerized cutting machine so that the rails fit into them perfectly, with no gaps for water intrusion. The railing components were then assembled onsite, in place and the cedar was stained with a solid color stain by Cabots. Hope this helps!

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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: An Ecofriendly Family Home Gets in LineNov 15, 2012

She also borrowed a wise idea from the original home. Recessing the front door created a protective front porch and a grander sense of entry. It is tucked between the garage and living room bays, and covered by an upper balcony. The guardrail frames are the same western red cedar used on the siding, and the metal railings are powder-coated tube steel, precisely inset into the posts by a CNC saw. Attention to detail created continuity and a careful balance of materials. For example, Heydt had the planters and soffit screen fabricated in matching powder-coated steel. And she had the concrete stained to match the color of the metal railings.

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Cindi Keller added this to Deck IdeasJun 7, 2018

Good morning. Thank you for your question! We used Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar 4x4s for the posts and frame rails and powder coated 2x3 steel tubes for the intermediary rails which we inset into the posts with the use of a computerized router. Hope that helps!

Stephen Pace added this to stephen_pace's ideas (and some from James)Mar 17, 2018

steel tube for exterior railing?

csw1999 added this to christine and bryanAug 11, 2015

BCW and CSW - we like the substantial planters. As mentioned above, we would like to consider large raised garden beds or maybe planters lining the front of the house.

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