|Forum topic by joshka89||posted 04-28-2010 01:20 PM||955 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-28-2010 01:20 PM
Hi there, new here but I have a question on a project I’m doing.
I’m creating a simple railing next to our front steps using preexisting posts. There are two square posts next to the front steps, one of which i have cut down shorter than the other. I want to lay a piece of wood across the top of these two to form a railing.
I’ve cut the posts to heights that will make the railing across the top lay over them at a 45 degree angle.
My question is, what is the best way to join the railing to these two posts at a 45 degree angle? Should I cut an angle on the posts and nail it down, or is there a more secure way of fastening this?
The railing will be used heavily, I’m placing it here because my grandmother has trouble with stairs and this will give her something to lean on to get up easier.
I’m also planning on attaching one end to the house for extra security. I bout some L-brackets but they don’t bend so I need a way of attaching the 45 degree post to the house as well.