Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

Slim Side Mount Universal 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, stairs or balcony, and have no exposed mounting plates for a very simple installation.

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.

"B" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“B” – The “B” (Up or Down) post is designed to be a start or end post on angled stair runs. It has 1/2″ offset* holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits). The “Up” or “Down” options refer to the direction the cable will be travelling when it exits the post.

"B-5" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“B-5” – The “B-5″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on angled stair runs. It has 5/16” offset* holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeves” (36″ – 20, 39″ – 22, 42″ – 24).

"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).

"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.

"J" Slim Side Mount Cable Railing Post

“J” – The “J” (up or down) post is designed to be a start post on angle stair runs. One side of the post has 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).

"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 are 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 standard brackets that come with our posts are designed to work with flat bottom handrail, if you order our Round Metal Handrail 2″, we’ll automatically select rounded brackets to work with the handrail. If you have round wood handrail, or are ordering an additional post for your project please specify in the notes if you need a rounded bracket.

Product Specifications

Surface Mount Post Attachment Guide Standard Post Hole Specifications

Installation Guide

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Completed Projects

This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"

    Product Q&A


    Guest
    Keith Matthews
    1 year 9 months ago

    What is considered coastal

    Support
    1 year 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question, Keith. Our definition of coastal is somewhat relative to your specific application. In order for us to accurately provide you an answer, please contact us directly as sales@stairsupplies.com or by phone at 866-226-6536.

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    Zachary Davis
    1 year 6 months ago

    what post is used for an angle to angle turn on the staircase? I see D post is used for angle to level, but I have 2 angle to angle corners. Thanks

    Support
    1 year 6 months ago

    Thank you for contacting us, Zachary. Based on your situation, we would likely recommend the use of two posts to provide this transition on your staircase. Doing so will provide the type of smooth transition you are likely looking for. We would love the chance to help you with this project. If you would like our assistance, please email us the details of your project to orders@stairsupplies.com.

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    Diane
    1 year 4 months ago

    Which of the universal side mounts can I attach to a 31/2×31/2 inch post?

    Support
    1 year 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question, Diane. If we are understanding your question correctly, we would likely suggest the mounting plate installation option. If you are in need of further clarification, please feel free to contact us directly at orders@stairsupplies.com.