What Size Of Stainless Cable Should I Use On My Railing? Here’s How To Decide
Cable Railing can fit many different styles and looks within both residential and commercial spaces. It can be used for a modern industrial space or in a cabin in the mountains. The size of stainless cable and the type of rail is key.
Look at this Rail with a rock clad railing
This Rail is all steel and was built to maximize the view
This is a hybrid rail
When trying to determine what size cable to use, first decide whether you want to see the Cable infill or not. Do you want a cable railing system that will disappear or is the stainless steel part of the statement for the space that you are trying to create?
1/8″ and 3/16″ Stainless Steel Cable are the most common sizes when it comes to railing applications.
1/8″ Steel Cable will all but disappear at distances over 7-10 feet and will allow your guests to focus on the view. 1/8″ cable and hardware are generally less expensive as well.
3/16″ cable makes a bit more of a statement. It will still create the illusion that there is almost no railing present but is much more brilliant up close and has a heavy duty feel to it.
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