Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WildBill williamsburg Rail kits with colonial spindles
I expected that the spindles were made of the same material as the top rails. Tot the case. Still an excellent value. Having fun installing on porch.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nanny Great product! Beautiful!
Was fairly easy to assemble for someone who never did before. You just have to make sure you measure properly. Our porch looks GREAT!
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LSDIY Great Product but Read Details!
Product is outstanding. My only warning is to fully read the specifications before purchasing. If you need an 8 ft. railing then don't buy this because the actual length is well short of 8 ft. I ran into this problem with the 6 ft. one. I needed 6 ft. so purchased the 6 ft. one only to discover that it is several inches short of 6 ft. When I went back in and read all the details of the item it tells me the exact length.
Just be careful and read all the specs. I've installed my new railing and absolutely love it. The product is great and I recommend it to everyone.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robmeister Online Purchase Delivered to Store
This product is delivered as an unassembled kit. The kit package is 4.5" x 6" x 97" shrink wrapped in plastic. It does not include any parts to attach the rails to your posts. I ordered 4 kits, and they came all together in one cardboard box that was 9 ft long, i.e. too big, empty space at one end. The box suffered severe damage caused by careless handling by the commercial shipper. One end crushed, the other end torn open. However, the product inside was not damaged.
December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LadyJane51 Replaced Wooden Railings
Used this in replacing wooden railings that were starting to decay. Easy to install and I did it all myself.(I'm a 63 yr old female!). Resembles the old wooden rails. Cost of vinyl is more than wood but seeing as I don't plan to have to do this again, the cost is well worth it.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JED1 Cutting rails
You can cut the 8 footer. Cutting the vinyl top and button rails is easily done with a miter saw. The top rail has a metal piece inside for strength. You will have to remove it and cut it with a hack saw or a chop saw.
October 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Spirit ok
Thought it came all togeather like the picture shows....also twice the price as a 6ft piece that was altogeather. Would have like to have just bought it in store.
June 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JED1 Installation
The instructions on the 6 ft and 8 ft rails do not cover cutting the rails. I suspect most people will not be installing the rails full length. Do not assemble the rails and spindles before cutting, especially if using a miter saw to cut the ends. The rails are too cumbersome to cut when assembled.
Recommendations for cutting rails:
1. Cut the bottom rail first. Sit it on the mentioned blocks beside the posts and mark the full length being sure there is an equal distance between the post and the first spindle hole on each end.
2. If using the brackets, mark each end of the rail 1/4 inch shorter than the full length mark. Then cut the (bottom) rail at the 1/4 inch marks..
3. Attach the brackets and screw the bottom rail to the posts.
4. Remove the aluminum internal beam from the top bracket (only present on 8 ft rails).
5. Use the same procedure to measure the top rail as you did the bottom. Again being sure the first spindle hole is the same distance from the post on both ends. Then cut the top rail - again 1/4 inch short of the full length mark on each end.
6. Using a hacksaw or a chop saw, cut the aluminum internal beam to the length of the cut rail. Then insert in top rail.
7. Insert the spindles in the bottom holes.
8. Install the brackets on the top rail.
9. Starting on one end, slide the spindles into the holes on the top rails.
10. Then screw the top brackets (and rail) to the posts.
Tip: The top bracket are hard to fit over the rail ends. Bevel the ends of the rails with sandpaper to make the brackets easier to slip on. A light coating of dish soap also makes them slide easier.
June 20, 2015