Rail Posts Between Joists on Rim

Installing Rail Posts Between Joists On Rim Joist

If you are building a traditional wood railing where the posts are secured and set into our outside of the deck joist structure, you will have to familiarize yourself with the many scenarios you may face in terms of framing.

Here is a very typical framing scenario and how to secure your railing for decks in this situation as well as the hardware you will need.

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Rim Joist Diagram

Required Hardware And Cost

Surface mounted wood post anchor

If you don't mind all the hardware and details, this will give you a strong and secure wood post for your deck railing.

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

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

If you fall into this camp, there are railing solutions for decks thare are less costly and labor intensive that give you a high quality and beautiful looking railing.

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

At less than twenty bucks, it can be used in code compliant residential rail applications when installed according to the manufacuturer's engineering guidelines.

A Simple And Cost Effective Option

This is a potential solution for new construction, replacing rotted 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.

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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