I'm in the process of building a deck. Frame/rim joists are now complete, and I'm working on the blocking for the picture frame and screw-in aluminum posts.
I am planning on picture framing the steps as well... but wondering how to block them. Is there any more efficient way to do it than I currently am picturing in my head? I see myself just adding 4 separate blocks
This is how the zoomed out look is...
Magenta are my added blocking between the blue stringers.
And finally.. I have 7 steps, plus the deck (so, count it as 8). Where do you suggest putting the middle post? There is obviously one stuck at the front of the step on step 1 (bottom) and step 8 (deck). Due to supply, I had to get (2) 6' railings for this, and not one 8'.
Would you suggest putting it in the center of the railing? They are long, and will be cut down to size. (This would have it be near the "back" of that step).
- Pro - Equal railing length.
- Con - the perceived "height" of the railing is not the same along all railings
Or, would you put it at the "front" of step 4 or 5. This would make the "height" the same for all railings, but the distance between the sets of railings would be different.