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June 02, 2015

Fine Homebuilding’s 2015 Ultimate Deck Build features CableRail by Feeney

 
Feeney, Inc. is a proud contributor/sponsor of Fine Homebuilding magazine’s 2015 Ultimate Deck Build. We donated CableRail Standard Assemblies for the project.

Andy Penny, Vice President of Marketing at Feeney Inc., said that there were no hitches in the project. “[Fine Homebuilding staff] wrote up the details of deck, using a single corner post offset. We gave recommendations for product and installation, which they followed to the letter.”

“The contractors knew what they were doing; they listened to what we recommended and were very skillful when it came time to install.”

The finished railing consisted of standard 1/8” CableRail assemblies. The project also included Feeney intermediate pickets, a beautiful and easy way to maintain cable spacing and minimize possible cable deflection.

Justin Fink, Project House Editor for Fine Homebuilding, had this to say about the Feeney CableRail installation:

"Aside from the streamlined look of the cables and perk of having uninterrupted views of the yard beyond, the biggest takeaway for me was the quality of the railing components. All of the fittings were obviously machined with attention to quality and detail, something that became obvious when we quickly and easily joined the cable, sleeves, Quick-Connect® fittings, and decorative caps."

Check out the video of their CableRail installation

Using a Feeney Intermediate Picket for cable hole placement

Holes drilled in posts, Feeney Intermediate Pickets installed on one side

Threading the cables on one side

Threading the cables through the Feeney Intermediate Picket

Cables are inserted in end posts, and through Quick-Connect® fittings on the other side.

Initial hand tightening on the Threaded Terminal end

Installing the Feeney Intermediate Pickets on the second side to help with cable spacing.

Installing the Feeney Intermediate Pickets on the second side - there should be no more than three feet between each vertical frame member.

Threading cables through Feeney Intermediate Pickets on the second side

Installing Quick-Connect® fittings on the second side. Closeup of Quick-Connect® fittings in offset holes in post. Single corner posts must be strong enough to withstand cable tension.

Measuring for placement of Feeney Intermediate Picket on the last side

Installing Feeney Intermediate Picket on deck surface

Leveling the Feeney Intermediate Picket for installation in top rail.

Threading cables through the post. Holes have been offset from cables running at 90 degrees. Single corner posts must be strong enough to withstand cable tension.

Close up of threading cables on final side

Lacing cables through the final single corner post. Single corner posts must be strong enough to withstand cable tension.

Trimming excess cable

Installing Quick-Connect® fittings in corner post. Holes have been offset from cables running at 90 degrees. Single corner posts must be strong enough to withstand cable tension.

Threaded Terminals in corner post

Close up of hardware on Threaded Terminal ends. These will be covered by stainless steel end caps.

Tensioning the Snug-Grip Washer Nut on the Threaded Terminal ends

Grinding off cable at the Quick-Connect® end

Installing stainless steel end caps on the Quick-Connect® ends

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