Build the frame: Attach the Remaining Rails to Build a Decorative Driveway Marker
Photo: Kolin Smith

Step 14: Attach the Remaining Rails

Set your miter saw to 12 degrees and trim off one end of each top rail. Butt the angled end of one rail into the top of the notch, and use a drill/driver and two deck screws to secure it. Attach the other end where it meets the end post. Use a handsaw, as shown, to trim off any overhanging rail. Follow the same steps to attach the rails on the perpendicular side. At the notch, they will butt into the rails you just installed.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter Saw
    • combination square
      Combination Square
    • straightedge guide
    • Rafter Square
      Rafter Square
    • adjustable clamp
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • hand saw
    • spade bit
    • hammer
      ¾-inch Spade Bit
    • chisel
    • mallet
    • mallet
    • 2-and-a-half-inch paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1x3 for the balusters Get four 6-footers.

    6x6 post Get one at least 3 feet long.

    4x4 post Get one at least 3 feet long.

    1x4 for the rails Get two 8-footers.1¼-inch deck screws

    ½-inch threaded galvanized-steel rod

    primer and paint