| > I'm constructing a deck railing with 4"x4" posts, 2"x4" rails, and 1/2"
| > copper balusters. For reasons I won't go into, the spacing between the
| > posts is not equal for each section of railing (i.e., some distances
| > between posts are 44.25", while others are 46", etc.).
| > Aesthetically, is it more important to maintain the same O.C. spacing
| > between balusters for all sections of the railing (e.g., all balusters
| > are 5" O.C.) or is it more important to maintain equal baluster spacing
| > within a section of the railing (e.g., a 44 1/4" span would result in a
| > baluster spacing of 4.76" while a 32.25" span would result in a
| > baluster spacing of 4.41")
| > Thanks,
| > Dave
Watch the spacing as a child (if there are any about) could stick its head thru and get stuck.
This usually causes a lot of anguish, and fuss.
You might want to keep the spacing at or below 4" to avoid recriminations. Some codes actually spell out what the spacing can be.
When putting in the balusters, start in the middle of the span to mark them and let the small discrepancies fall near the 4X4's.