Video: Cable Railing for Decks and the DIYer

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The Live/Work Project deck has undergone several different railing designs – early iterations had oversized panels (metal) suspended from cables; later versions included metal posts and stainless cabling. Each system had its pros and cons, but most solutions were either cost-prohibitive or simply too much work for me to take on (I do have a day job). We looked at several “off the shelf” options, and quickly realized anything other than wood posts and pickets would be beyond our budget.

Fortunately, we found a solution that combines the economy/speed of wood posts, with the sleek design and easy maintenance of stainless steel cables. Check it out in the video – it’s an advanced DIY project, but if you have basic carpentry skills, it’s well within reach.

As always, a few thank-yous: Jeremy at Polara Studio for the great video work; Noe and Santos of Bronze construction for the deck framing; and our awesome general contractor, Rory Read, for his coordination of everything.