Aluminum Railing Sections with Ipe Deck

eckermanMarch 23, 2007

I am trying to decide on the style of railing to install with my new, 800-sq-ft deck. The decking will be ipe, and I want to select a railing that is in keeping with the same quality. I like the look of combining wood with black metal.

As an example, I like ipe hand railings and horizontal supports combined with black aluminum balusters (spindles).

I am particularly interested in aluminum railing sections that could be attached to ipe posts. offers this type of product. Please look at the second row of photos on this page:

Has anyone had experience with these railing sections from I would be very interested in some customer feedback.

Has anyone used black aluminum balusters?

Thank you,


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I used black metal balusters on a deck I did for a client. They are now sold at Lowes, but at the time I found them at They sell a variety of styles. The simple round ones were about $20.00 for a box of 10.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 12:16AM
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The black aluminuum balusters have been a big hit with my Ipe customers, we make our own conectors from preasure treated material. John

    Bookmark   March 24, 2007 at 9:25AM
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I used the Dekorators black aluminum balusters on my deck and am very pleased with the results. Search on my name or see pics at

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 9:39PM
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