These are the horizontial dividers that are to be threaded through the rail posts I showed in the previous blog post.
You Can't see it in this picture but these ballisters have a vine texture on them which will make them pretty interesting. I purchased these from Kings Architectural metals, a great supplier of all things metal.
Some Cutting, some bending some welding and these pieces will be ready for installation. As you can see in he foreground of this picture how I have beveled the ends that will be welded together so that I can get a good weld.
Once each of the horizontial rail sections are welded together they make a right angled piece with each leg being 14' long, so each section is a total of 28' long and there are six of these. The following pictures should help explain this better.
The real trick here was how to get all these parts together and hold them in place while I threaded the rail posts on to the steel rods. I made a couple of dead men that we could set up tempoarily and support the steel rods on screws placed at the correct hieght. The dead men worked flawlessly.
This shot of the outside corner shows the whole system in place.
Prior to installation I wet the steel rods and applied a rust activator. A perfect choice for a finish in this application. No matter what you do, steel outide will rust so why fight it.
I'll post some pictures of the finished project when it's day light so you can see the entire view, the results came out better than I'd imagined.
I'm still working on squeezing in the list of projects I have around our house.
These are the deck rail posts that I cut using my MulitCam CNC router there are 14 of these posts and the all came out exactly the same thanks to the precision of the CNC.
The flat part at the bottom gets through bolted to the deck frame and the notch at the top will accept a piece of cedar that will tie them all together , then a Cap rail of 5/4 by 6 cedar for the top.
The holes that are drilled through the posts get (vine affect) steel rods slid through which completes the rail system.
This should leave us with an open airy feeling deck. We'll see!!
I've pretty much had my hands on wood for the most part of my Life. Started in High school, on Marthas Vineyard Mass.Worked under a Father and son Partnership that taught me the valuable foundation of what High End work really is.