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Old 02-26-2007, 09:47 PM  
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I think you will find it looks great. By the way do not forget to use screws and predrill all the ends that way it won't crack at the ends. Just thought I would mention that.


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Old 02-27-2007, 06:48 PM  
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Has anyone seen or installed a horizontal deck railing using steel rods? There's a house in the area that has rods/poles used as a railing. They are run horizontally and give the deck a contemporary look. I would like to look into this, but have no clue where to look or where to find them. Also would want to check price. Anyone have any ideas?


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Yes, you can use 1-1/4" pipe or square tube and get a nice looking effect. Just prepare yourself for a very high price; somewhere around 4 or 5 times as much as wood railing.
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There are lots of options you can use for this. Probably even painted PVC pipe might work. Don't know what strenght is required for these types of railings.

I have seen tensioned cable used as horizontal members in a railing system. This gives a unique look as well as very minimal visual obstruction. Of course this requires some stout corner posts to withstand the tension in the cables.
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Do I buy a set or system to do this, or do I just get any old rod and use that?
I guess I'm looking for some names to look for or brands.
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This is not the house that I was refering to, but very similar. The only difference I see is that the house in my area uses black tube, not steel like this one.
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What a great looking railing, some thoughts come to mind like checking out your local scrap yard or recycle depot for Steel, Iron, or Aluminum just to see what kind of prices you can get and sit down and do some calculating to see if it is feasible. It wouldn't be that difficult to construct.
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around here stainless steel wire rope is a popular choice, some come as kits, Google it.
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Try getting some rigid conduit. Have it powder coated to the color you want.

1/2" rebar, interesting industrial look.

scrap yard is a good suggestion, get creative you might find something really interesting.
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Any thoughts on whether ths would conflict with code? I know I will check first before buying, but I just wasn't sure if this would even be allowed. I don't think our building code is super picky.


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