Required Tools for this Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
You'll also need a 3/8-in. corner round over bit for your router.
A brad nail gun and air compressor are not necessary, but they'll make the job go a lot faster. A miter saw can be used to cut the rail parts to length instead of a circular saw.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Construction adhesive
- 4 x 4 in. posts
- 2 x 2 in. spindles
- 2 x 4 in. rails
- 1 x 3 in. plates
- 3/8 x 6 in. carriage bolts
- Tinted safety glass
- 1/2 x 1/2 in. spacer boards
- 2 in. stainless steel screws
- 3 in. deck screws