Inspired by this blog, http://moderninmn.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html , I decided to replace this hideous railing in the new pad.
Here is my temporary “shop”. At least it was a nice day. All posts and the top rail were fabricated from some recycled fir 4×4 (resawn to 3×4 for posts and full dimension 2×4 for top rail).
Installing the first cable:
Overall look with our color scheme:
Total cost: $86