Design snapshot: Cable guardrails

dsscablerail.jpgIn 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. If you’re interested in creating a cable system for your deck, check out Cable Rail for components.

by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast