Installing A Rail Post Along A Joist Inside Rim

Rail Post Along A Joist Inside Rim Joist With Blocking

 If you are building a wood railing and plan to use traditional joist connected railing posts here is a common configuration.

This railing scenario is where you want to secure a post along the inside of the perimeter joist and against a perpendicular joist.

Blocking is used against the post along with a single structural connector to make the entire connection rigid.

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Rim Joist Diagram

Required Hardware And Cost

Surface mounted post anchor

This will give you a strong and secure wood deck railing.

Some people however don't have the ability or desire to install deck rail posts with all this hardware, or notch the decking boards around each post.

And some people are concerned about their railing posts remaining vulnerable to moisture over the years because of direct wood on wood contact.

If you fall into this camp, there are other solutions available to get you a high quality and beautiful looking wood deck railing.

Like this low profile wood post anchor shown here.

A Simple And Cost Effective Option

This is an option you could use for new wood deck railings construction, replacing rotted railing posts, or as support posts for pergolas, gazebos, decks, etc.

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 solutions described.

So there you have it.

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

Find out more about this innovative post anchoring solution.

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