For many people, a curved deck railing is a way of showing off their artistic work; such as an embellishment for the manifold enhancement of the deck's appeal
Using a Curved Deck Railing
When it comes to making a curved deck railing, it is not as easy to follow the curves as anyone thinks! In fact, it is best if you get store bought railings; especially if they are aluminum railroads! One thing you have to take into consideration when purchasing railroads is that they are not as pretty as home-made ones, but you can still get many different styles from manufacturers! Therefore, if you have a curved deck, you will want to get a curved railing otherwise, it may look bare and be unsafe!
Using the Right Curved Railing Components
When it comes to building a railing, the most common parts you will need are vertical balusters, a top railing and also a curved cap railing. Along with the basics, you will also need to know the principals of geometric drawings; such as using scale ruler, compass and protractor.
The Different Types of Curved Railings
Because there are so many different types of curved railings, there are several manufacturers that order the railings as well as build it right on site.
Curved Stainless Steel Railings: One of the most popular types because it is an extruded stainless steel which is available in many different shapes and sizes; which can be specifically bought for your deck. Using stainless steel curved railings can bring out the design and use of your deck.
Curved Wooden Railings: Using a curved wooden railing actually with making the railings from separate strips of cedar with exterior glue as well as using a rim joist to bend the form into the wood yourself! After gluing the strips you will then put screws in the wood to strengthen the railing. After all the glue is dry, you will then be able to put all the design into the wood.
When building a wooden curved railing on your deck, you will want to put a 4×4 post at any corners and 2×2 balusters attached to the rim joist at 45 degree angles; all for support. Once everything is in tact, you will then be putting a crafted piece of mitered lumber on top of the railing for the cap.
Along with stainless steel, wood and aluminum railings, you will also see them made in wrought iron, vinyl and other wood composites.