Here we use decking material (5/4 treated decking) for the cap, which is a common practice. My dilemma is this, I really like the 2x6 railing cap because it’s nice to put drinks and such on. $22.00. FREE Shipping. Check that your circular saw’s blade is sharp, and square to the baseplate. Not sure if you will see this since it is like 8 years later now, but just wondering which solution you went with? I have 4x4 posts on the interior of joists, blocked and secured with through bolts. Box of (20)1.5x5.5 Vinyl Rail Internal End Cap . What I would like to do is add some LED Solar Post caps like these found here.

Made of durable PVC Vinyl ; Easy to install, Easy to clean; Enhanches the appearance of your railing 7. Why not just angle cut the 2x6 to match the 4x4. Place the in-between piece on top again, and check with a sliding square to be sure it’s centered over the top rail. Lay a board that goes in between the two you just attached on top, and check that it is centered over the top rail. Why not get a 4x4 and cut blocks off of it and place directly over where your post are now on top of the 2x6 and attach with screws up through the bottom. 1. $39.77 $ 39. 6X6 Outdoor Solar Powered Copper Color Fence Post Cap Deck Railing Lights For 6x6 Wood Post With 5-SMD LED's (2-Pack) 3.9 out of 5 stars 53.

For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. It will look like the 4x4 goes through the top rail and will give you a place to attach your light. 2. 5. Aim carefully, so the screws will reach the post. Use a sliding square or a spacer tool to keep the cap overhanging the top rail by the same dimension all along its length.

Saved by Michelle Short. Then use a round-over bit to soften the edges. Also drill pilot holes and drive screws on the edges of the boards, to directly attach the pieces together and lock them in position. $39.40. 77. Add to Wish … - Use planer to straighten the face of the 2x6. 91. Are they Solar or low voltage? I have a deck railing exactly like this diagram here.You’ll notice that there is a 2x6 railing cap. Remove the in-between board and use a straightedge to mark a cut line between the two edge lines. 4. If you want to use the cap to support lots of potted plants, consider using a 2x8 instead. Where a railing turns a right angle, things are simpler. If you are not sure of your cutting skills, practice on scrap pieces until you feel capable. If the railing cap is 5 1/2 inches wide and is resting on a 1 1/2-inch-thick top rail with 3/4-inch thick balusters (which do provide some support), then to be centered the cap should overhang the inside rail (as well as the balusters) by 1 5/8 inch. At each end, scribe a cut line on its bottom along the edge of the boards you just cut.

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