A lot of people are having problems to figure out how to build deck stairs railing simply because they do know where to start and what things are needed. Through this post, I am going to spend a little bit more times showing step-by-step instruction how to build deck stairs railing so you will be able to enhance the overall look of the house. Well, as a start, you have to get a few things in hand, such as 1 4-by-4 post 34 inches long, measuring tape, saw, variable speed drill with drill bits, 2 7-inch carriage bolts with washers and nuts, wood shims, carpenter’s level, straight board, marking pen, 3 2-by-4 pine boards 10 feet long, hammer, nails, 2½ inch and 1½ inch, 1-by-2 wood for balusters, sandpaper, stain, and paintbrush too.
First, Identify the upper post of the existing deck railing while also removing the step decking out of the stair step so you will be able to place the post. Then, put a drill of 3/8-inch drill bit in to make two holes through the stringer as well as the lower post. Bring carriage bolts, washers and nuts in hand in order to help you attach the post to the stringer. Hold the board right after laying it on the ground and use the pen to mark the crosses of the post so you could cut it to fit between the two vertical posts at the marked point. Use the hammer to place the nail before cutting an additional pine board after all.
Measure the distance of the upper and lower rails as well as the two vertical posts to place the Balusters properly. Make a 2-by-4 pine board the length of the upper rail, place it on the upper nail, and use the hammer too. Do not forget to use the sandpaper to help you smooth all rough edges.