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Design snapshot: Cable guardrail

comments (2) April 5th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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In the past decade or so, cable guardrail systems have grown in popularity. This is a good example why. With a flush-framed, cedar, top rail and posts, it's a clean, fresh look. Many opt for cable when they seek an unobstructed view. Aesthetically, it's a nod toward marine hardware and industrial minimalism. Together with a spare, painted, wood bracket and simple, painted fascia, this deck and rail carve an elegant silhouette. The arrangement of the white corner board flanked by courses of side-wall, cedar shingles, and a lower-level, cedar-slatted partition complements the assemblage of horizontals intersecting periodic verticals in the guardrail design. Cable guardrails are a popular waterfront choice.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne


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Comments (2)

semar semar writes: the cables as shown on the railing will make a perfect ladder for kids to fall over the railing.
Ok for older folks who stay in their rocking chairs on the deck
Spending the money on a glass railing will make your insurance guy happy
Posted: 9:44 pm on April 16th

MikeGuertin MikeGuertin writes: We'll have an article on a installing cable railing system on a deck in an upcoming issue of FHB.
Posted: 1:25 pm on April 5th

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