Using post anchors??

ekoreillySeptember 3, 2008

Hey there everyone. I have a deck with 7 posts

and I am looking at ideas on redoing the rails (they were like that when bought)

Ipretty much have settled on doing cedar 2x4's with black baulesters and figuring out a top rail. But it's the posts I am stuck on. THey need to be covered up, thoughts of wrapping them in Cedar or maybe using post anchors; I'd have to cut off the current ones flush and put a new cedar 4x4 in its lace with an anchor. Bad idea?

Here is a link that might be useful: post anchor thought

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theporchguy

ekoreilly,

Your existing 4x4 posts are probably carriage bolted throught the deck framing below the flooring. If thats the case they are probably very strong and I'd sleeve them with 1 x 6 cedar attached with construction adhesive and on the top shim them level. Cap them.

After that you can use any type of rail you want.

The link showint a way to mount new posts I think is poor.

If you'd like to email me to discuss further, please feel free to do so.

All the best,

The Porchguy

Here is a link that might be useful: My Album

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 9:16PM
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ekoreilly

Hey porchguy, things slowing down for you? So sleving them is better? ANything wrong with using cedat 1x6? should I miter the corner on those or butt up flat?

Any suggestion on the cap rail? My plan is to go flat across but on the corners I want to do caps (that would be 5 out of the 7 posts) with lights. I see eastteak has some nice rails.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 10:46PM
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ekoreilly

anyone have suggestions for a top rail cap? I will be using 2x4 (sideways) for the sub rails with metal balusters.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2008 at 8:03PM
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