post to the Deck. The Posts are 2-3/8" aluminum extrusions and there are three cross sectional profiles. The Standard Post is used on Residential Projects and the Commercial Post is used on Commercial Projects. The Heavy Duty Post is used on all projects for the terminating and corner posts, when using Horizontal Cable Infill. The base plate is attached to the post with either 4 screws (Standard Post) or 6 screws (Commercial & Heavy Duty Post). This attachment is stronger than welding and will allow you to remove the base plate if the post needs to be trimmed, for a Deck that may have a high spot. Always trim from the bottom of the post, so the cables will remain straight.
The Posts will come pre-cut and pre-drilled for 36", 38" and 42" Railings. The finishing height will be slightly higher and will depend on the Top Rail selected. Stair Posts are usually sent blank and drilled in the field, but they are available pre-drilled in the following three standard angle ranges, 23 -28 degrees, 29 - 34 degrees and 35-39 degrees. Be sure to let your Cable Rail Direct Detailer know your stair angle before requesting the pre-drilled stair post.