Menard’s handy deck building app recommended this design, but it has 2x4’s connecting at right angles to the balusters. All I can think to do to attach them is toenailing with screws or nails, but this doesn’t seem like it would be able to support much weight.
Is there a better way to attached these 2x4’s?
In case the picture isn’t clear, the balusters are set every four feet, attached to the deck baseboards by carriage bolts. Between every two balusters are two 2x4’s, one for the spindles to attach to, and a second to cover this as a railing.
This design calls for both 2x4’s to be positioned between the balusters entirely. They don’t run on the deck side or lawn side of the balusters. This is not one long 2x4 that connects all the balusters, but small sections cut to go between them.
Thank you for your time! Any ideas are appreciated.