Cable Railing Project Inspiration
Customers often come to us with imaginative design ideas that we can’t wait to pull off. This customer in Texas had a unique stairway scenario involving an interior koi pond that needed a cable railing system to keep children and pets from diving in. While these photos make everything appear standard, a great deal of customization went into building this project. Take at these notes from the homeowner to see what went into making this partnership a success story.
“This project was a HUGE undertaking as a DIY because I did not have any prior construction experience, but your products were easy to use, the installation instructions easy to follow and the posts/cable were exactly the product that I needed.
Due to budget constraints and personal stylistic goals we ultimately decided on a DIY design using locally reclaimed industrial timbers and the cable and steel post systems available through StairSupplies. I coordinated with Fernando to create custom posts that were welded onto our existing steel stairway frame and standard posts to enclose the koi pond and replace the balcony railings on the 2nd floor of the home. We hired welding subcontractors to attach the stair posts and modify the stair frame, but otherwise completed the remainder of the demo, remodel and installation work ourselves. We bolted the posts to the first floor foundation with drilled in wedge anchors and used grk fasteners in the wood floor/joists for the upstairs railing. Installation was easy and we could not be happier with a beautiful end result that did not cost my family a huge fortune in labor/materials.”