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Building a Strong Frame

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

1. Select Your Corner Type


Double corner posts allow cables to either run continuously through a corner, requiring fewer fittings, or to easily terminate.


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-in.)







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. Select Picket Type

Slender intermediate pickets may be used instead of some bulkier intermediate posts to achieve a more open railing design while maintaining proper cable spacing. Feeney offers two pre-drilled solutions to help prevent cable deflection.

Product Solutions

CableRail Kits for Wood Frame 

CableRail Kits are the most popular and cost-effective solution for wood railing frames and include everything needed to attach and tension a cable.

CableRail Conceal Kits for Wood Frame

CableRail Conceal Kits are a sleek, low-profile alternative to our original CableRail Kits.

CableRail + DesignRail® Rail Kits for Wood Posts

Get the best of both worlds with our DesignRail® Rail Kits using CableRail Kits and wood posts.

Fittings + Bulk Cable

Create custom assemblies effortlessly with Fittings + Bulk Cable for Wood Frames. Our Quick-Connect® fittings and stainless steel cable offer easy construction with automatic-locking jaws for durability, low maintenance, and lasting allure in 316-grade stainless steel.


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.

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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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