Replaced the temporary pine railing that was starting to rot after 6 years.
We had some rough cut azobe posts left over from our swimming pond construction and I thought it'd be a good idea to use them to replace the temporary stair railing that I made in pine and was starting to rot.
My original idea was to attach the posts like this but that didn't really work out as the thread was way too large and I couldn't get a wrench in to tighten the nut down.
Lessons learned permalink
- Azobe is tough as nails.
- Use metal drill bits to predrill and go very slowly.
- Predrill with a big enough diameter as your screws will snap otherwise.
- I can break about 4 drills and 5 screws a day.