How to Make a Railing with Wild Hog Railing
For homeowners looking to have a deck makeover before the end of the summer, or first-time DIY deck builders seeking to expand their outdoor living space outward, easy-to-install Wild Hog Railing panels are a solid steel choice for deck railings and fences.
Crafted from either stainless steel hog wire, 6 gauge steel hog wire, 1/4 inch thick steel wire, or 3/8 inch thick steel wire; Wild Hog Products offers a wide selection of hog wire railing options to complete your outdoor space! Featuring zinc-primed and powder-coated steel, Wild Hog Rail Panels feature 4 inch by 4 inch mesh with either woven or welded cross points.
How to Build a Railing with Wild Hog Railing
Incredibly attractive, durable, and cost-effective, Wild Hog metal railing panels deliver a non-bulky deck railing option that keeps your backyard visibility open and clear to the great outdoors beyond. With a rich matte black powder-coat finish, the steel hog wire panels blend away from view while also remaining solid and corrosion-resistant to the weather elements.
An ideal option for homes, ranches, or cabins with a rustic, western aesthetic; Wild Hog wire railing panels can complete your home's style both inside and out! A popular choice is to install hog wire railing infill along second-story balconies or as stair railing for a unique look that will keep children and pets safe from harm.
How Do You Use Wild Hog Panels on a Deck Railing
One of the most wonderful things about Wild Hog metal deck railing is the sheer number of installation possibilities and design ideas! The only limit with metal railing panels is truly your imagination - so get creative!
Wild Hog Railing Panels can be installed on any deck railing material including metal deck railing, wood deck railing, composite deck railing, and many more. There are even four different methods of Wild Hog Railing installation to allow DIY deck builders to create the stunning deck, porch, or patio design your home has always wished for. Learn how to install Wild Hog Deck Railing and gain a strong yet stunning fence or railing for your family's outdoor living space.
Check out this quick video on the different ways you can install Wild Hog Railing in your outdoor space!
4 Ways to Build a Railing with Wild Hog Railing
1. Sandwiched Between Wood Deck Rails
The most straightforward method of how to build Wild Hog Railing is to simply position the Wild Hog wire deck railing panel between the (2) top deck rails and (2) bottom deck rails. By sandwiching the black metal railing panel in-between the rails and anchoring the deck railing section to the deck posts, a diy Wild Hog railing system can be completed in just a few hours!
The Wild Hog Wire Mesh panels are offered in both 6 foot and 8 foot lengths to make planning a diy deck railing system easy to achieve with hardly any cutting or trimming required! If your deck railing design requires trimming or dividing a Wild Hog black metal railing panel, be sure to cover cut ends with Wild Hog Railing Tusks to prevent corrosion.
2. Create a Channel in Wood Deck Rails
To create a less bulky deck railing design, choose to create a small channel in both top and bottom deck rails to allow the Wild Hog stair railing and level railing panels to sit. Use a miter saw to create a thin, roughly 1/2 inch deep in the deck rails.
Then, connect and anchor your bottom deck rail to the deck posts with deck railing brackets, set the wire mesh railing panel in place within the channel, and then position the top rail in place and attach similarly with deck rail connectors.
To prevent any rocking or movement of the hog wire rail panel per the wind or a light bump, set Wild Hog Hog Tusks in place on each steel wire end along the edges of the Wild Hog Railing panel.
3. Picture-frame the metal panel with Wild Hog Railing Hog Tracks Channels
Learn how to build a fence with Wild Hog railing panels that looks clean and detailed at the same time by installing Hog Tracks Channels along the top, bottom, and sides of the hog wire panel. By crafting a frame with for your Wild Hog fence or railing, you'll be giving your outdoor space a finished and polished look while it protects.
Hog Tracks Channels are sold in either 6 foot or 8 foot lengths to perfectly accommodate the length of your railing section, while dividing a 6 foot channel in half will be ideal for the post to panel connections.
Simply measure, trim, and attach the Hog Tracks Channel directly to your wood deck railing with a deck screw of your choosing every 12 inches. Then set your Wild Hog panel in place, and attach the top rail over top. We also recommend drilling a small weep hole in the bottom deck rail to prevent any water collection.
4. Choose a Metal Deck Railing or Composite Railing system
One ingenius way to provide your deck, porch, or patio space the most secure railing is to choose a deck railing system and installing Wild Hog panels as the infill! When shopping for a metal railing or composite railing system to use with hog wire infill panels, browse for one with an open infill plan, such as those for glass panel railing.
We strongly recommend using the Westbury Veranda glass rail system for a complete metal deck railing design. The steel wires of the Wild Hog panel will fit snugly within the existing glass channel for a firm hold with no extra hardware.
Customers seeking a composite deck railing style to use with the Wild Hog railing infill should shop the Trex Transcend and Freedom Fill system. Freedom Fill is a powder-coated steel infill that fits perfectly into the top and bottom rails of the Trex Transcend rail system.
Browse more deck design and railing style notes to upgrade your backyard space and deck in the DecksDirect Railing Style Guide. The quickest way to learn if your home is more suited for a classic aluminum deck railing or a strong, composite railing line.
The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new start or a summertime deck renovation; give our deck designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at email@example.com. Our deck experts will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for a gorgeous deck that you created and designed!