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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:49 am 
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Fairly simple project. Assemble entire railing and finish with stain & Spar varnish, making sure all the angles and other dimensions are correct, then screw it to the bricks with 2" long masonry screws.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:25 pm 
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Looks great Gene.
Is it pretty stable? Any wobble?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Nice clean job!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Zulu wrote:
Looks great Gene.
Is it pretty stable? Any wobble?
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Solid as a rock. Stability/strength was a major consideration. Much better than the usual decorative railings from a bigbox store. Ballisters are 1 1/2" square glued and screwed to the bottom of the handrail (which is actually a 2 piece assembly) and the lower board (which is screwed to the brickwork along it's length).

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How long do you reckon it'll hold up in the weather ? I'd be using metal (sorry) in that application. :-)
...lew... Of course I work in both materials. :-)


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Lew Hartswick wrote:
How long do you reckon it'll hold up in the weather ? I'd be using metal (sorry) in that application. :-)
...lew... Of course I work in both materials. :-)


Quite a few years, as long as the finish is refreshed periodically.

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