Cable DriveTite KitView ItemDIY Cable Railing attachment into a wood post, deck column, or wall
Cable Level Tension KitView ItemPull tension on one end of a cable on a level run. Used on "A", "C", "D", or "I" Posts
Cable Angle Tension KitView ItemPull tension on one end of a cable on an angled run. Used for "B" Up, "B" Down, "D", or "I" posts.
Inside Post Mount KitView ItemLocks against the inside of "C", "F", "J", or "H" Posts
Cable Wood Level Tension KitView ItemPull tension on one end of a cable on a level run.
Do I need Different Kits for Decks or Balconies?
The short answer is no. You can use the same kit for decks, balconies, or staircases. Each DIY cable railing kit is built to be used for cable railing in all its forms. The wire cable railing kits come with all the hardware and components needed to install stainless steel balcony wire to metal posts.
Stainless Steel Hardware for an Ageless Look
All cable railing hardware is made with stainless steel components — from wiring to fasteners to fittings. This high-quality metal is used by DIY homeowners and contractors alike, and it’s built to stand up under even the most extreme coastal and corrosive environments. The kits for steel cable fence come with all the components needed to tension one end of a line of cable to a post.
When do I need a DriveTite Kit?
You will use a DriveTite Kit anytime you need to secure a line of cable to a wood post. Either kit will work inside or outside. It contains all the components and hardware you need to attach one end of a cable to a post — and the corresponding installation kit contains all the tools you need to install the components. Use DriveTite either on a level or at an angle.
When do I need an Inside Post Mount Kit?
You will use an Inside Post Mount Kit anytime you need to turn a corner using just one post. The kit can be used for posts on an angle or on a level. Keep in mind that you will need to purchase two kits for each line of cable — one for each side. If you choose the Inside Post Mount Kit, you will need to pair it with either the Level Tension or Angle Tension kit, because on its own, the Inside Post Mount Kit doesn’t have any tensioning ability.
When do I need a Level Tension Kit?
You will use a Level Tension Kit to secure your cable line to a metal post. This kit is built for projects on a level, such as a flat deck or balcony. Keep in mind that you will need to purchase a kit for the other end of your cable.
When do I need an Angle Tension Kit?
You will use an Angle Tension Kit to secure your cable line to a metal post. This kit is built for projects on an angle, such as a staircase. Keep in mind that you will need to purchase a kit for the other end of your cable.
Are cable railing kits DIY friendly?
Yes. All of our wire cable railing kits are built to be used by anyone from a contractor to a DIY homeowner. The kits use top-of-the-line technology to hide all our metal components inside the posts, keeping your views completely open. Learn how to install cable railing kits!
What do I need to install your kits?
If you are working with StairSupplies posts, the simple answer is: nothing. The kits come with all the tools and components you need to install cable railing. If you are working with your own wood posts, you may need to make special modifications, such as drilling holes in the posts.
Will these wire cable railing kits meet code?
Yes, all StairSupplies cable railing kits are completely up to code. We have engineered our hardware to tension easily and our post hole spacing meets the 4 inch sphere code.
How are your cable railing kits installed?
Our cable railing kits are designed to fit with your system. They include everything you need for installation: screws, barrel fittings, tension receivers, and threaded crimp fittings. You will attach the fittings to the wiring in one of two ways: either with a swager or a crimper.