2x4 Deck rails connected to 4x4 posts?
Our deck railing was made from pre-fab 6 foot sections of 1x1 spaced about 5" on center. The top and bottom are 2x4.
The "guy" who build our deck so it could pass inspection so we could buy our house, just toe-nailed these sections in to the 4x4 posts.
Some are pretty loose and most are ugly.
Can you recommend alternative ways to secure these type of sections to the posts. I was thinking of drilling a two 1/4 holes through the 4x4 straight through on top of each other and a matching set of 1/4 holes in each end of the railing. Passing through to connect would be a dowel or metal rust proof rod.