a wooden walkway makes an attractive and inexpensive garden path, is simpler and less backbreaking to make than a stone or concrete path, and works well in sloping or wet areas. paths built with concrete, stone or pavers are expensive and labor intensive. they require a lot of digging, hauling of
this deck already has wood decking and deck railings installed. learn the details in how to build a deck: wood decking and railings. deck stairs are typically made from 2 x 12 stringers spaced about 12 to 16 inches apart. they rest on a solid foundation and are attached to the deck with hangers.
an inline railing is a simple way to add safety and durability to your back deck. the railing is completely galvanized, so it holds up better than other railing systems, especially wooden ones. the railing pictured here was built with this surface mount railing kit.
how to build a handrail for outdoor steps – whether your outdoor steps are concrete or wooden, offering a handrail provides protection and may be required by your native codes. this method will be for steps coming off a wood deck among posts. a few handrail techniques can be very tricky with balusters and ornamentally adorns. once you have
diy deck stairs handrails. learn how simple it is to build deck stairs and handrails. includes measuring the stairs and calculating the step height. mark the stringers for cutting. cut the stringers and install. install the rail posts on the stringers. read to learn more
while building codes can vary, most building codes require: 6’ or less between posts. 36” or higher handrails. 4” or less opening between balusters. materials needed for a 6′ section of railing: rail cap: 1 – 5/4” x 6” x 6’ top and bottom rails: 2 – 2” x 4” x 6’ balusters: 13 – 2” x 2” x 32” building deck handrails