This step by step woodworking project is about 14×16 gable pavilion plans. This is the PART 3 of the 14×16 pavilion project, where I show you how to build the railings for the shelter. I have come up with a really easy method to build the railings, so you can save both time and money. Read the local codes before starting the project, so you comply with the requirements. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Made from this plan
14×16 Pavilion Railings – Free DIY Plans
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87 3/4″ long, 19 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 36″ long 3xRAILINGS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 3/4″ long, 15 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 36″ long 3xRAILINGS
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 51 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 6′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One week
How to build pavilion railings
The first step of the project is to gather all the materials for the railings. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need 2×2 lumber for the balusters and 2×4 lumber for the rails. Make sure you center the 2×2 balusters to the rails. Drill pilot holes through the rails and insert 2 1/s” screws into the balusters.
As you can see, you need to assemble two different panels to fit between the pavilion posts. Make sure you cut wood blocks to fit between the balusters, so you can create even gaps. You can adjust the size between the balusters to suit your needs, for a professional result.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×4 rails and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the posts. You can adjust the height at which you place the panels.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then let it dry out for a few hours. Sand everything thoroughly with 120-220 grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of stain or paint to enhance the look of the pavilion.
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