Building a Louvered Post Railing

This plan for a louvered post railing is also one of our favorites. You can also look at a number of louvered fences in our Showcase area. And don’t forget to read Howie’s Tips, at the bottom of the page, before you get going.

Building a Post Railing

Dimensions
FLEXfence post railing

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Note
The drawings are to be used as a guide only.

Material Listing

  • 2/kits FLEXfence
  • 2/pcs. – 2″ x 4″ x 34″
  • 4/pcs. – 2″ x 4″ x 10″
  • 6/pcs. – 2″ x 4″ x 35¼”
  • 10/pcs. – 1″ x 6″ x 31″
  • 4/pcs. – 4″ x 4″ x 43¼”
  • 4/pcs. – Post tops (optional)
  • 33/pcs. – #8-2″ wood screws
  • 1″ finishing nails
  • Exterior grade carpenter’s glue

Tools Required

  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • #1 Robertson Screw Driver-Green Handle or (Philips Screw Driver)
  • #2 Robertson Screw Drive-Red Handle (Philips Screw Driver)
  • Hand Saw
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Combination Square
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Level

 

Optional Tools

  • Drill with appropriate bits & counter sink bit
  • Router with decorative bits
  • Power saws – Mitre & Skill

Howie’s Tips

  1. When attaching the FLEXfence brackets onto the rails allow for the brackets to move freely (swivel). Do not over tighten!
  2. When sizing FLEXfence always cut the rails and operating bar with hand tools and never with power tools.
  3. Always wear protective goggles.

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