Deck Railing Spacing

U.S. Building Codes for Deck Railing | Home Guides | SF Gate Some balusters connect to the decking, while others connect to a bottom rail. If you're using a bottom rail, make sure it does not sit more than four inches above the deck surface. Like baluster spacing, this code is necessary for child safety. Even if you don't have children, your local building department will enforce this code.

How to Calculate Deck Baluster Spacing | Hunker Dec 5, 2010 ... The spacing between balusters on a deck railing is governed by building code. Most jurisdictions specify the maximum opening between balusters is 4 inches. There are exceptions however, so be sure to check with your local building department. This method determines the baluster spacing for each...

How to Build a Deck: Wood Decking and Railings - Lowe's Space and Secure Deck Railing Balusters. Drill pilot holes in the balusters and secure them to the top and bottom rails with screws. Check your local code for spacing requirements. Baluster spacing of 3-1/2 spacing is common. If the spacing between a baluster and post isn't equal, you can adjust the baluster placement...

How to Evenly Space Spindles on Decks | Home Guides | SF Gate Building a handrail for your deck may seem like a simple task. In many cases it is -- until the time arrives to figure out how to get the balusters or spindles evenly spaced along the handrail. ...

Decks.com. Deck Railing Balusters Because of the spacing requirement you will need a lot of pickets or balusters even for a short length of rail. Balusters will certainly be the most expensive rail component for your project. Years ago most deck builders used wood 2x2's nailed to the deck rim and top rail to meet the requirement. A 45 Degree Angle. Measure...