Cable Railing incorporates a range in style of handrail, and railing material. Cable Railing uses stainless steel fittings and wire to complete the railing infill. Posts, Rails, and Intermediate Pickets are made from reinforced aluminum or wood which can stand up to the cables tension. Cable Railing must be properly tensioned to in order to pass code requirements, typically a limitation, specifies that a 4 in. spear cannot pass through the cable or railing. This results in a need for quality fittings and termination options. Cable Railing is available in Horizontal Cable Rail, and Vertical Cable Rail.
Horizontal Cable Railing
Horizontal Cable is attached to the termination posts at the end of cable runs. Intermediate posts in the middle of the rail, allow cable to pass through, giving horizontal cable the ability to stretch as far as 50' in one cable run. Fittings are the most costly part of Horizontal Cable Rail. Making turns at posts as opposed to terminating can save money. For more information about Horizontal Cable Rail, see the Feeney Page.
Vertical Cable Railing
Vertical Cable like VertiCable C80 by Westbury is an excellent option. Vertical Cable Rail is not an easy task to accomplish and Vertical Cable systems like the ones by Feeney are gorgeous, but VertiCable C80 costs less and has better availability. Let's take a deeper look at some our top Cable Railing options.
utilizes per-fabricated, panelized rail sections with vertical cable pre-strung and ready for installation. C80 VertiCable
is less in price than horizontal cable, and Vertical Cable means there's no need to install the wire through posts, which can be difficult and time consuming. C80 VertiCable,
Vertical Cable Rail is perfect for those who want to maximize viewing while keeping cost low.
Feeney Horizontal Cable Rail w/ Metal Posts
Systems such as Feeney
DesignRail and DesignRail Kits
use thick-gauged aluminum posts, and rails along with pre-fabricated cable wire or CableRail Kits which connect to the back side of the post for easy installation. Systems such as ones by AS&D and Feeney
offer Pre-drilled posts, set for residential or commercial Cable Railing heights 36" and 42". Feeney's Level posts such as the Threaded Terminal Level Post have pre-drilled holes for the cable and handrail to connect or fit into. The stair posts do not have pre-drilled holes however. Visit the DesignRail Kits
Page for more information on post placement, type and how to easily estimate your materials!
Horizontal Cable Rail with Wood Posts:
Similar to the Metal post style, CableRail Kits for Wood have a longer threaded terminal and are designed to terminate to the back side and through a 6x6 cedar post. These CableRail Kits include metal washers whereas the kits for metal include plastic washers. You can also Build Your Own horizontal cable rail system, using Feeney fittings designed for a variety of applications. Standard Lag and Lag Tensioning fittings screw into the face of a wood post for level cable runs. fittings by Feeney are used with wire sold in 100' 250' and 500' spools.
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