Deck stair handrail must be sturdy and firmly attached to the members of the roof structure. Railing posts should never be attached to the surface of the cover. Most building codes require that handrails are at least 36 inches above the deck. Before you install a deck railing, contact your building inspector code application-specific codes in your area. You may want to stain or paint the deck railings to match the exterior of your home.
Instructions to match deck stair handrail Check with your plans covers the length of the railing posts and balusters for your specific cover. Measure and cut 4 by 4 posts with a circular saw. Drill two pilot holes through the bottom of each post, spacing them 4 inches apart. Pilot drill to a depth of ½ inch with a spade drill and a drill 1 inch holes.
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After that to match deck stair handrail Drill two pilot holes near the bottom of the balusters, spacing them 4 inches apart. Drill two pilot holes into the top of the balusters, spacing them 1 ½ inches apart. Drill pilot holes with a spade bit 1 inch and a drill. Measure and mark the position around the outside of the cover using a combination square as your guide.