Monday, June 20, 2005

Porch Railing Almost Complete (photos)

I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I decided to "peg" every balluster to the railing, but when I tried to conceive of how the railing should look, it was the only solution that I could see. As it turns out, once the jigs were up and running I went from making 2 sections in two days to 5 in one day to 6 on the last day. Pounding the hundreds of pegs in proved to be almost a sublime pleasure. A small boy will spend hours pounding play nails into a workset or shapes through openings in a toy, thus it should not surprising that an adult boy would be able to do the same.

Railing almost complete.

Pegging detail.

Ballusters all in a row. Only the top plate is missing.

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