With the Shadow Rail Connector, you can enjoy the full beauty of a wood deck railing with the most elegant looking 2x4 rail to post connection there is. And better yet, it doesn't matter who you are.
DIY'ers with minimal skill or PROs with years of expertise can achieve amazing results, faster and easier than ever.
Take the focus off of bulky crude connectors and fasteners and show off the clean lines and beauty of your railing - fastener free!
Shadow Rail Stair Connector Instructions
Stairs are often intimidating for people.
But with this installation guide you will be sitting back enjoying the view from your new deck in no time at all.
Here is one way to build your stair rail using Snap'n Lock Stair Adaptors and Shadow Rail Connectors.
The elevation contact points for the 2x4 rail connectors depict one possible configuaration resulting in the top rail meeting the newel post at 36" above the deck surface.
The gap between the underside of the lower rail and the surface of the treads may permit a 6" ball to fit underneath but never greater. The bottom rail may be set lower to the nosing of the tread if desired.
The angle of typical code compliant stairs ranges between 34°-35°. Baluster lengths shown here assume the Snap'n Lock connector and stair adapters are used. Baluster lengths may vary if the angle changes but rarely exceed 25".
When your craftsmanship is on display, use the slim, elegant Shadow Rail and your deck will stand out above all the rest.
Why have a bigger, more visible bracket with fasteners showing when you can get rid of all that excess material? Apply a dark stain or paint over the Shadow Rail and it looks like the 2x4 rail is "growing" right out of the post.
The Shadow Rail Connector is made of the highest quality USA polycarbonate. This means you have a connector that can handle the UV rays and extreme temperatures that Mother Nature regularly dishes out.
The Shadow Rail Connector is all about precision. It has been designed by Titan's sharpest engineering minds for tolerances of up to 1/10,000 of an inch.
Although you will never know the level of precision just by looking at them, you sure will feel it when you slide the connectors together. There's lots of play at the start to allow the parts to catch and align. Then it just gets tighter and tighter until you feel it lock.
WARMING: Allow wet posts to dry and acclimate to local humidity before cutting 2x4 rails to length. Larger (6x6) wet posts, in particular, can shrink up to ¼” and this can cause the connectors and/or the 2x4s to pull apart.
Installation went smoothly and looks good
Installation went smoothly and looks good. Glad I found this product.
I have had foot surgery & haven't used any of the items but everything looks good & of high quality. Hopefully I will use them in 5 to 7 weeks. Thanks.