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Glass Railing Kits for Decks Make Installing Glass Railings Easy and Safe

I still have a lot of friends that make their livings as contractors and handymen. They’re all fairly skilled and do a good job. Sometimes, though, this is as much of a curse as it is a blessing. Often the reward for a job well done is getting asked to do another job you’ve never […]

Framed Glass Railings for Decks Are Safe, Stylish, and Versatile

One of my oldest friends is married to a woman who has an endless rivalry with her sister. The battle between them has gone on for so long that my friend suspects that the reason he has a son is that his sister-in-law happened to get pregnant with her daughter. Whatever the motive, his wife […]

Finding an Attractive Deck Railing with a Gate

  A young lady I know has always wanted a Bernese Mountain Dog, which is a large, hard-working breed commonly known as a Bernie that has nothing to do with Vermont (the name actually comes from the breed’s place of origin in Bern, Switzerland). My friend was finally able to talk her husband into getting […]

Using Metal Baluster Shoes to Install Decorative Iron Railing Balusters

  A couple that I’ve done work for in the past have found their dream property. It’s set on a huge two-acre lot next to a lake and is a secluded patch of heaven that they can do anything they want with. The home itself, although large, is less dream-like. With its shag carpeting and […]

Cable Railing Kits for Decks Easily Create Taut, Even Cable Railings

People everywhere are looking for ways to set their homes apart, not just from other homes, but from everything that came before. It is, after all, the twenty-first century, and although we’re sadly bereft of jetpacks, the race is on to see what this century means to us at home. While we can’t control the […]

Deck Railings with Metal Balusters Match Any Home’s Style

One of my childhood friends has been the first to do everything: the first to go to college, the first to graduate, the first to land a job, and the first to start a business. Now, he’s the first to retire. When he did, he moved to a home by a lake in an exclusive […]

Black Steel Rail Panels Have the Classic Look of Wrought Iron

One of the jobs I got shortly after the military was as a welder in a custom metalworking shop. We built everything from aluminum boat guardrails to ultra-modern stainless steel lighting fixtures. Our bread and butter, though, was ornamental steel railings for staircases, balconies, and lofts. I would carefully cut each piece, bend it to […]

How to Install Railings in Concrete for Safer, More Stylish Outdoor Living

I was going to pick up a couch from my friend’s father-in-law, and when I arrived at the house, I was shocked to pull up to the black gate of Mordor. His father-in-law’s house is built on a hill, and has a seven-foot-high retaining wall in the front yard. Below the wall is a large […]