attaching wood railings to a concrete slab

Securely fasten the nailing strips to the balusters with 2-inch-long ceramic-coated screws. Drive one screw into each end of every 2x2 baluster. 13. Install the bottom rail between the porch posts and secure it with 3-inch-long ceramic-coated screws. 14. Set the baluster assembly on top of the bottom rail. 15. Install the top 

Whether you're building a cover for a concrete patio, mounting posts on concrete steps or installing a railing around a concrete porch, you have to attach the 4x4 posts so they remain upright and rigid. Depending on the project and design, you can choose from one of three methods to attach the posts.

You'll also need concrete screws (e.g. Tapcon) for attaching the floor supports to the concrete. I used 3" screws for this step. Finally, for the railing posts, you'll need 0.5" x 6" (for notched posts) and 0.5" x 7" bolts (for non notched posts) to attach the railings to the sides of the porch. The concrete in my case is 

Attaching deck rails to concrete is not a complicated process but does require that you carefully think through the steps that come before you bolt the You are specifically looking for the measurement from the edge of your concrete slab to the middle of the width of the railing (the dimension provided on the 

Episode 4: Framing the Deck. With the ledger and beam in place, the rest of the framework can be assembled. ultimate deck build. Episode 5: Pouring and Finishing Concrete Slabs. Make a code-compliant landing for the stairs. ultimate deck build · Episode 6: Installing Railing Posts for Cable Rails.

How to Build a 2×4 Deck Rail on a Concrete Patio After setting the 4×4 posts on the concrete anchor rods, install the 2×4 deck rails and 2×2 balusters. This project is continued from How to Build a 2×4 Deck Rail on a Concrete Patio Part 2.

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