Great inexpensive alternative for railings, both inside and outside of your home.
Here is an interesting deck railing idea: use goat wire fencing as the center of the panel. You won’t have any problems with the galvanized steel wire mesh rusting since it is a very stout galvanizing from the factory. Some people prefer the raw look of galvanized metal to the clean shine of stainless steel. This is a common fencing item at most local lumberyards or you can buy this Keystone Wire 7 Sheep & Goat Fencing online and have it delivered to your jobsite. It is a 4″x4″ galvanized wire mesh panel with wires 1/4″ thick. Rolls come in various lengths.
To build this deck railing idea, start by making a plan and a material list. Construiction begins with a hole drilled in the surrounding 2×2 loose frames into which the wire fits. The wire is 1/4″ thick, so drill the holes 5/16″. The wire grid is 4″ o.c. so that is the spacing. As the wire is welded in such a way that the horizontal wires are on top of the vertical wires, that places the centerline of horizontal and vertical 1/8″ offset each way to the centerline of the frame. This works for the horizontal pieces, but it’s trickier for the angled pieces over the stairs. Those have wires going in opposite directions within an inch of each other. Pay attention to that detail or there will be a struggle. Measure carefully, and have fun.