1.Mark location of post on beam [a] and
platform [b]; then measure each post height from beam to
Attach Quick-Mount plinth to post bottom [j],
erect post, and drive into position under beam
and onto plinth anchoring screw [k]. Drill holes
for attaching post to beam, then caulk [l]* before
securing with screws.
Cut to length [d] minus space for Quick-Mount™ plastic
plinth, elevated bracket, or aluminum plinth on bottom of
post. Paint all six surfaces (sides, top end, and bottom
end) with at least two coats of high-quality oil-base or
acrylic-latex exterior primer [e].* After priming, seal both
bottom and top with silicon or exterior-grade caulk [f].*
||Fill all holes with exterior wood putty and
immediately paint all surfaces with a topcoat of
oil-base or acrylic-latex paint.*
Drill platform for Quick-Mount
screw [g]. Drive screw to proper depth [h]. Test
connection before attaching to post [i]. If using
an elevated bracket or aluminum plinth, follow
manufacturer’s anchoring instructions.
||Cut rail and balusters to length and prime all sides.
Seal ends with silicon or exterior-grade caulk.*
If attaching rail with L-brackets, remember that all
holes drilled into the post should be caulked* before
placing screws, and any areas that are chiseled for
the brackets should be primed* before attaching.