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Building a Strong Frame

Feeney CableRail is a beautiful option to consider for a composite railing frame. Check out our tips for designing a strong railing frame that uses cables efficiently.

1. Select Your Corner Type


Single corner posts are also an option and typically require the cables to terminate at the corner. (To use a single corner with CableRail Kits or CableRail Conceal Kits, one run will be offset by 1/2″.)






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2. Design Top and Bottom Rail

Always include a strong, rigid, securely fastened top rail to provide necessary strength to the frame and help support the cable tension loads. Underneath the top rail, attach a minimum 1″ x 4″ wood blocking between posts to provide additional lateral reinforcement to the posts.

Bottom rails (optional) add rigidity to railing and can be an attractive and functional foot-rest addition to railing designs.


3. Aluminum Pickets

Slender intermediate pickets may be used instead of some bulkier intermediate posts to achieve a more open railing design while maintaining proper cable spacing.

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Sweeping drone footage of a large residential entertaining deck nestled in the hills of Anaheim, California. Features views unobstructed by the railing infill. Beautiful, durable, and easy to install: CableRail!

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Warranty & Care

Things to Consider When Buying Cable Railing

Cable railing products vary in quality, so it’s essential to ensure you’re purchasing a high-quality option. Feeney® provides a helpful checklist to aid you in evaluating your choices when buying railing products.

Product Solutions

Fittings + Bulk Cable for Composite Frames

Build your own assemblies to fit your needs using special CableRail Quick-Connect® fittings and stainless steel cable.

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Our Commitment to the Future

All or most of our architectural products are made from stainless steel and/or aluminum, both of which are among the most-recycled materials. Most of our products contain pre-consumer reclaimed content (LEED® points), and, upon disposal, the materials can be recycled at metal reclamation sites.

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Contact Feeney today and we will answer your questions, as well as get you to the right dealer.