If you are bored by looking at the same pattern of design for your deck, then you can install star burst railings and bring about a whole new look to the deck. With star burst railings, the deck will have a trendy look and to add to this, it also gives you more privacy while having a relaxing time on the deck. These railings are designed by playing with the balusters in such a way that it gives out the appearance of spindles that start as a cluster from the bottom rail and thin out as they reach the rail at the top.
If you use star burst railing designs that are made out of wood as the material for construction, then the whole process becomes relatively simple and the final result is beautiful and elegant. All you need to make sure is that you adhere very strictly to the building code requirements that are relevant to your area. For star burst railings, the specified space between the bottom rail and the deck floor is 4″. Of course, depending on the area the building code requirements may alter to a certain extent, but not radically.
The benefit of the star burst design is that there is no rigidity about using them in isolation. This means that they can be used very effectively by combining them with various other railing designs. This is one reason why star burst railings are so much in vogue today. In fact, when star burst railings are used as the definitive feature in combination designs, it appears very classy and trendy. In other words, by incorporating this railing into your overall deck design, your deck will have a very modern look that will give you a lot of joy and pride. If you are skeptical about the number of star burst patterns that you should include in your deck design, a good idea would be to look at the size of the deck and then arrive at a rational decision so that the ultimate result looks apt and definitely not overdone.
The materials that are normally used for constructing star burst railings are wrought iron and wood. Aluminum which has wonderful qualities like light weight and durability and is relatively easy to maintain is also a good alternative for constructing star burst railings. If these railings are made out of wood or wrought iron they can blend easily with different styles of railings. However, if these railings are made from wood they cannot be kept outdoors as it may lead to the material being damaged due to the rain and harsh rays of the sun. So, for outdoor settings, star burst railings made from wrought iron and aluminum are preferable.