This is a follow-up to a post on using Kreg Jig for deck assembly. I
decided to post pictures, and ask the question about woodworking.
Most of my "woodworking" seems to be projects like this rather than
furniture. I would love to read your comments. Do I need to put caps
on these posts before winter sets in?
This shows the 2*4 attached to the post before I attached the spindle
assembly on the top deck. I cut the bottom posts short (I think that
was the problem) for the bottom stairs. I cut them both 37 inches up
from the tread that they were standing on. The problem was that one
post was near the front of a tread, and one was at the back of the
tread. As a result I needed to cut the top spindles two inches longer
then the bottom spindles in order to make it look right. Each spindle
was slightly longer than the one next to it.
This picture shows the cap on top of the 2*4. It is 2.5 inches wide
and is ripped from a 5.5 inch wide deck board.
Another shot shoeing the 2*4 attached to the post.