|Project by swirt||posted 04-12-2010 05:45 PM||9898 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Using old “naturally harvested” (they fell down on their own) cedar logs I built deck posts that would support a stainless-steel cable railing.
It had three requirements:
1) It had to tie into the theme of my log home.
2) Not block our view of the lake when sitting down with a glass of wine
3) Keep my toddler from falling off the deck
The logs help offset the modern-ness of the stainless-steel cables. Cutting and drilling square to something that is not anywhere near square or perfectly round can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately the natural-ness of the posts makes it look ok if something is not perfectly straight.
The real beauty is sitting there, the cables just kind of melt away visually (as you can see in the last photo)
The how to’s of this building rustic deck railing are spelled out in the link.
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com