White Railing in Abbotsford, Portfolio #24
Build it and they will come,
This customer had a nice wood railing. He paid over 20k to have it made. Unfortunately, the railing started to rot out so he had it repaired.
It lasted for a few years before the problems started. It began water logging and the wood began to expand. Then the wood will stay wet for 6 months before it slowly decays.
The customer liked the look of the large pickets and cap material. We has discussed various options and done some drawings of smaller profiled railings. This is where we ended up.
We has previously built a railing like this for a customer, however it it was smaller: only about 5-6 ft of it total. That said, the customer loved the design and we built it to his needs: about 90ft.
This required some test fitting as the spun posts looked great, but were initially skewed from each other. This required us to span the posts on angles. Some are twisted on the surfaces and not perfectly straight or level. But this is expected with wood.
- This railing is entirely constructed with aluminum. We used a 5 inch channel on top with a 4" sq inserted into the channel.
- The pickets are 2 1/2 sq aluminum.
- The lower rail is 2x4 aluminum.
- There were some tricky parts, however, it was worth the wait and the effort!