Decks can be used effectively as additions to structures like homes and places of business, or they can be built as free-standing units. Their use is only limited by one’s imagination. You might build a deck so you can have a place to soak in the sun or to have a place to simply sit with a good book and relax. They may be built as observation points if doing so provides a scenic view of the city, mountains, ocean or just about anything else people might want to watch.
When you build a deck, especially if it is more than a couple of feet off the ground, you will without a doubt want to install something to prevent people from falling off the edge. This is where balusters come into the picture. When choosing balusters, there are two things you will want to keep in mind: form and function.Read More