Deck floor has a belly in it - how can I make the railing look even?

The floor of my deck has a belly in it on one side. I installed the railings to be level but they look terrible. Any suggestions on how to create an optical illusion that is pleasing to the eye?

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Aug 21, 2010
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by: Editor - Rich Bergman

If you could upload some photos to show how your deck has sagged or if the railing is sagging that would help. Otherwise without that information the only true solution I can suggest is you will have to lift up the deck and readjust the support posts on the piers or footings to bring the deck back into level.

Most likely the soil that has compressed is now at its resting level. But it is hard to say without pictures and more information.

If the bottom rail is sagging perhaps because your span between posts is too far than cutting a block of wood and placing it underneath at mid span is an easy solution.

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