Slim Side Mount Flat Top Post

Slim Side Mount Flat Top 2″ Square Post

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Details of each “Post Configuration” can be found in the description below.

Product Description

Slim Side Mount Universal Top 2″ Square Posts provide the cleanest possible look for a cable railing system. Slim Side Mount posts are fascia mounted to preserve the maximum space on your deck or balcony, and have no exposed mounting plates for a very simple installation. Flat top posts only work on level runs, if you have a stair section select Universal Top posts.

Slim Side Mount Posts come with a 3/8″ thick plate that is hidden by the post. That plate, and the backside of the post have 3/8″ holes, while the front side has 13/16″ holes that can be plugged with the included “Slim Post Plugs”. We also include mounting hardware for two types of applications, one where there are 3, 2×8’s available which is a 3/8″ x 6″ lag bolt. Alternatively we include an identical plate to the one on the post that can be used with 2, 2×8’s and the included 3/8″ x 4″ bolts, nuts & washers. Whatever the application, we provide the necessary installation hardware.

Our cable railing posts are available in multiple material types (304 Stainless Steel & 316 Stainless Steel), and in multiple finishes (Brushed, Powder Coated Black, White, Pewter & Copper Vein). All holes are drilled with 3.125″ spacing, and we recommend putting a post at least every 4 feet to reduce deflection and ensure that you meet code. Guide to getting started with Viewrail.

All “LH” posts are designed to go on the left side of the stairs (when standing at the bottom looking up), and all “RH” posts are designed to go on the right side of the stairs (when standing at the bottom looking up).

Post Configuration Details:

"A" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“A” – The “A” post is designed to be a start or end post on level runs. It has level 1/2″ holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

"A-2" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“A-2” – The “A-2″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on level runs. It has level 1/2” holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Steel Insert Sleeves” (36″ – 20, 39″ – 22, 42″ – 24).

"A-5" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“A-5” – The “A-5″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on level runs. It has level 5/16” holes drilled on both sides of the post. The cable will simply pass directly through the post, no additional fittings are required.

"C" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“C” – The “C” post is designed to be a level corner post where one run of cable ends, and another begins (going left or right depending on your selection). It has level 1/2″ holes drilled on both sides of the post, and a set of KeyMount holes turning left or right. Recommended fittings: “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

"D" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“D” – The “D” cable railing post is designed to turn a corner from an angled staircase to a level balcony turning left or right. It has 1/2″ offset* holes drilled on opposite sides of the post, and 1/2″ level holes drilled on the other two faces. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

"F" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“F” – The “F” post is designed to be a start post on level runs. One side of the post has level KeyMount holes drilled into it, the other three sides of the post are completely clean (pick this post for an extra clean look). Recommended fittings: “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

“G” – The “G” post is designed to transition from a stair (angled) section to a level section while maintaining your handrail height. It has 5/16″ holes drilled on opposite sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeve” (20, 22, or 24 sleeves depending on handrail height). Additional Hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

"H" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“H” – The “H” post is designed to transition from 36″ tall stair section to a 39″ or 42″ level balcony section. It has 10, 5/16″ offset* holes drilled on opposite sides of the posts, in addition it has one (39″) or two (42″) KeyMount holes drilled at the top of the high side of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeve” (20 sleeves) & “KeyMount Kits” (39″ – 1 kit, 42″ – 2 kits). Additional hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

"I" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“I” – The “I” post is designed to turn a corner from an angled staircase and change heights to a level balcony turning left or right. It has 10, 1/2″ offset* holes drilled on opposite sides of the post, and 11 (39″) or 12 (42″), 1/2″ level holes drilled on the other two faces. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits) & “Level Tension Kits” (39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits). Additional hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

"S" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“S” – The “S” post is shipped without any holes pre-drilled in the post itself (handrail bracket and foot still come pre-drilled). Select this post if you have an application where cables aren’t necessary but you still want to run handrail, or in a custom application and you want to drill the holes yourself.

* All offset holes are drilled at 40 degrees (the typical angle of a staircase), these 40 degree holes work with angles between 36 – 42 degrees. If you staircase falls outside those angles custom hole drilling can be requested at no additional charge.

Posts are manufactured 1″ designed shorter than their defined height. This will allow you to be at the exact height with our 1″ tall metal handrail, or slightly over with our 1 5/8″ tall 6000 series handrail.

The handrail bracket also comes with 6 pre-drilled holes to secure the handrail. If you live in coastal region (within 50 miles of salt water) you want to select 316 stainless steel. If you are within 2 miles of the ocean you also want to select the electropolished finish, or our clear coat protective finish on top of the 316.

Product Specifications

Surface Mount Post Attachment Guide Standard Post Hole Specifications

Installation Guide

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Product Q&A


Guest
Dave
1 year 9 months ago

Can I get this style in aluminum? Why not offered here?

Support
1 year 8 months ago

The way we manufacture this posts doesn’t allow for it to be made out of Aluminum. If you’d like to stick with Aluminum side mount posts, you can select our standard side mount posts. Or if you prefer this style, you can select 304 Stainless Steel.