solid types are more like a solid wood deck railing; you bolt the posts to the deck framing just as with wood 4x4s. since the color is consistent throughout the material, you can shape or bevel edges with a router and leave post ends exposed. and since the material is solid, it’s more resistant to dings and nicks.
ate at valentino's last night for a birthday dinner (5 of us). the new decor was okay but i liked the old caffe on the green better, especially the tableclothes. maybe some people like the wood tables but if i'm dinning out for a special occasion and prices to match i like the elegance of tableclothes..
composite decking that feels like real wood. maybe more important than the look of wood is the feel of wood. i remember very clearly walking on earlier forms of composite decking for the first time. depending on whether it was brand new or whether it was damaged, it either felt like some kind of space age material or a bit like slippery wet
a vast array of composite and plastic decking options promise wood-like appearance with minimal maintenance. almost half of new decks now use composite or plastic decking and the number continues to grow. the driving force is the promise of a wood-like appearance with minimal maintenance. how well each product lives up to this promise varies.
those arms fluttered in the wind like plastic string and it was clear the damage had gone well beyond a broken bone. boy likely looked similar to the metal railing that had melted like a sugar