Long time reader, first time poster, so forgive me if it's the wrong
newsgroup to post in, but
I'm looking for some advice to install a continuous top rail on my deck
without screwing it from the top, which would show screw holes throughout.
I'll try my best to illustrate my scenario
I'm using 1x6 PT for my top rail (mitred at the corners)
I'm using pre-drilled 2x4 PT, mounted vertically as my balluster rails
I'm using 4x4 PT for my posts (lag-bolted to the deck)
If it's still not good enough to picture, here's the closest picture I could
I've though of, but rejected:
- Using 'gorilla glue' or a strong outdoor glue (could never get them off
without butchering them with recip. saw)
- Dowels / biscuits ( worried about accuracy)
The best idea I can think of is pre-drilling and screwing at an angle,
mostly on the 4x4 posts (on the outside) and perhaps the odd screw in the
rails for stability (again, from the outside). I'm worried that it still
wouldn't be strong enough...
Does anyone have any better suggestions?
Thanks in advance,