I'm having my deck rebuilt by what I thought was a professional, but
we're on day 2 and I'm having my doubts on his competence. I've
already had to make him fix 3 rather large errors, so I'm about an
inch away from firing him and just doing it myself.
Anyway, my question is about the top railing. I bought the type of
railing from Lowes that's basically a 2x4 that has been shaped and
somewhat finished, and you attach a 2x4 underneath to create the top
rail. Sort of like this, but not exactly:
How is he supposed to attach the shaped railing to the 2x4? He wants
to run screws through the rail into the 2x4s, but that seems like an
extremely bad idea when the rail is already shaped and finished.
My thoughts were that Lowes might have a bracket that's supposed to
connect them. Or failing that, I've attached wood with Liquid Nail
that wouldn't come apart without a hammer, so I thought that might be
the more appropriate solution.
What's the correct way to attach them? Any help would be very much