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If that structure was Metal, I would definitely say that you don't need the posts at the mentioned points, The reason is that the metal will be welded to form a rigid C shape which would not have much torsion or flex. With That in mind, The wood structure could be just as secure, dependant on how effective your section joints are. The strength of the ...


The handrail is primarily a safety device, so make sure you don't sacrifice that goal to save a little bit of work now. Based on your description it doesn't sound like the spindles will really contribute much to the lateral (sideways) strength of the railing. So if you omit the intermediate posts you need to make sure the top rail is constructed with enough ...

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