Deck Railing

Repair or upgrade your deck railings with these tips and how-tos.

Rebuild an Old Deck With New Decking and Railings

An old deck with a sound structure doesn't have to be torn down. You can remove the worn out decking and railing, and then replace it with new, low-maintenance decking and railing – a brand-new deck for a lot less money.

Deck Railing projects

  • Deck Railing Repair

    Stiffen a wobbly deck railing by adding blocks along the rim joist. It's a quick and easy way to firm up the railing.

  • Repairing Decks and Railings

    Easy fixes for common deck problems like rotten boards, wobbly railings and loose nails. Plus, see how to stiffen a bouncy, wobbly deck

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Build a Cedar Deck Railing With Glass

    We'll show you how to dress up a dull deck with sturdy, handsome railing that provides a wide-open view. The tinted glass is strong and…

  • No-Maintenance Deck Railings

    Deck railings are available in a range of long-lasting materials, from wood/plastic composites to metal and glass. This article explains…

  • Outdoor Stair Railing

    Decks and outdoor stairs can develop wobbly railings, often due to a wobbly bottom post. Here's how to do it right, without having to set the…

  • 7 Deck Building Tips

    Make your deck building go faster with these seven clever tips from the pros. It’s tricks like these that allow professional to build a deck…

  • Dream Deck Plans

    This small deck is packed with features: composite decking, cantilevered seating nooks, a cedar pergola, custom railing, cascading…

  • How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen

    This airy screen provides the perfect solution to a less-than-private patio or deck by screening in your outdoor living area. The screen offers…