Build an ASD Cable Rail Package

AS&D cable railing:

Cables and fittings are installed flush and inside the posts, and come pre-cut in several lengths.

Cable tops are available in 8' sections, and are available in different profiles

Each top rail requires splices wherever top rail is seamed, including corners and joints near stairs.

Rectangular top rail is a popular style, in woodgrain or solid colors.

Cocktail top brackets are installed so that a deck board can be mounted on top, for a wider surface, and a railing that coordinates with your decking.

Round top handrail is a graspable rail, used more for functionality rather than style.

Surface-Mounted Railing posts

Posts on cable railing should be installed no more than 48" apart. 10 cables are needed when setting up a 36" high railing section.

Intermediate posts are used in the middle of straight runs, on corners where two posts are used, and when a stair rail transitions to a horizontal section that continues in line with the stair railing.

Single corner posts are used when continuously running cable at a 90 degree angle, and a single surface-mounted post is required (not available with fascia mount posts)

Slotted posts are used on middle posts on straight runs of stairs, where flexibility on cable angle is needed to match the stair angle.

End posts are used when cable stops at a house wall, end of a cable run, or where an angle is too sharp to continuously run a cable around the corner.

Fascia-Mounted Railing posts

Intermediate posts are used in the middle of straight runs, on corners where two posts are used, and when a stair rail transitions to a horizontal section that continues in line with the stair railing.

Slotted posts are used on middle posts on straight runs of stairs, where flexibility on cable angle is needed to match the stair angle.

End posts are used when cable stops at a house wall, end of a cable run, or where an angle is too sharp to continuously run a cable around the corner.

Fascia-mount posts are mounted to the outside of the deck, on the outer side of the deck framing.

Straight brackets are used in posts along flat surfaces like the middle of a deck, or halfway down stair runs.

Corner brackets are used when turning an outside 90 degree corner.

Fascia-mount posts can also be installed with lag screws horizontally through the post and into the deck rim, using the following parts:

Other parts

Posts come standard with vinyl caps to cover the screws, but post base skirts can be added for a cleaner look

Unusual angle splices (other than 90 degree and 135 degree) require flat aluminum pieces to be custom-cut and placed inside the top rail to keep the splice tight and even. These pieces can be cut from the part below:

Touch-up paint is also available for cleaning up cuts, splices, and scratches