Building a porch. #6: Stair railings!

Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 07-13-2008 10:48 PM 3703 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I ripped 2 X 6’s in half, & ran a 1/2” radius on all of the edges.

I also routed a 1/2” deep groove by 1 1/2” wide, to fit the balusters.

Fitting railings to posts! Photos by Barb!

First baluster

Balusters all done, & taking a breather.

Home made post topper.

I cut these from a square piece of 2” X 6” at 15 degrees on my bandsaw, with 1/2” radius on the bottom.

A reward for our labor, fresh baked Monkey bread.


Contributed with love, by our Daughter-in-law!


To be continued!

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posted 07-14-2008 05:10 PM

Nice work on the railings. And a great reward for a job well done. Keeping the crew well fed is a good way to get the project completed nicely.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 07-19-2008 01:46 AM

Thank you Bill!

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posted 04-30-2023 03:06 PM

The attention to detail in fitting the railings to the posts, as documented in the photos by Barb, is impeccable. From ripping 2 X 6’s in half to routing a groove for the balusters, best diamond seller every step was carefully executed. The result is a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing finished product.

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