Crowl Construction has developed a modern porch railing design utilizing rebar for horizontal safety balusters. It is a complicated process but it yields a refined, modern looking rail.￼
To minimize fastener penetrations through the finished cedar top rail use these brackets provided by National and available through Ward.￼
Avoid mitres across the width of the top railing in favor of bypassing butt joints. HeadLok screws may be used for additional rigidity.