45 Degree Corner Rail Post Tip

How to Attach A 45 Degree Corner Rail Post Inside The Rim

A tricky situation is a 45 degree corner rail post attached to the inside of the rim joist.

What do you? Now that notching railing posts is no longer a wise idea, you will have to use a few blocking and hardware connection techniques to get a good corner rail post installed.

Here is a typical framing scenario for a 45 degree corner post. Check out the blocking and the hardware you will need.

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Rim Joist Diagram

Required Hardware And Cost

In addition you will need to use custom cut lengths of threaded rod and you will need a long ½" drill bit and a steady hand to make the holes accurately.

But in the end, this will result in a rigid and reliable 45 degree corner railing set inside the perimeter joist.

Surface mounted wood post anchor

This way of installing rail posts at corner locations can be well beyond the ability or desire of most people to install all this hardware, or notch the decking boards around each post.

The other issue for some is the vulnerability of the wood posts to moisture damage over the years because of direct wood on wood contact.

But there are simpler ways to install a strong corner rail post that will also give you a high quality and beautiful looking railing.

Take for example this low profile internal wood railing post anchor shown here.

It's less than twenty bucks and can be used in code compliant residential deck rail construction when installed according to the manufacuturer's engineering guidelines.

A Simple And Cost Effective Option

This is a potential solution for new wood deck railings, replacing rotted railing posts, or as support posts for pergolas, gazebos, decks, etc.

Then watch this video of a surface mount wood post anchor that has been tested for use with wood deck railings and costs less than $20 with all the hardware you will ever need and it covers all the possible situations described above.

Wood Post Anchor & Post Skirts from Titan Building Products on Vimeo.

So there you have it.

A thorough explanation of building traditional wood railing for decks and alternative solutions for great looking deck railing. You decide which is right for your specific project.

Find out more about this innovative post anchoring solution.

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