I want to re-create a terrific looking deck railing I saw in FL. The field between the newel/deck posts was filled with galvanized wire mesh, 3×3 or so, that was sandwiched in a wood frame. What I saw did NOT have a traditional wide top rail <it was part of a screened porch and whoever designed it didn’t include a wide top rail, i.e. a drink ledge>. It was a very clean look for a deck/porch that needed something other than the traditional vertical balusters. I’ve searched and searched but can’t find anything on ideas of how this is constructed. I’m curious how to “stretch” the wire and attach it to the frames, essentially in a “sandwich” with wood frames on the outside and the wire mesh inside. I don’t recall if the perimeter of this sandwich was closed with another wood frame to cover the gap created by the wire. Also not sure, how to attach the frames to the deck posts without extensive fitting and scribing. Any helpful ideas on this type of rail construction or link to other resources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks…
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