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CableRail by Feeney
Intermediate Picket Instructions

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CableRail Intermediate Picket Instructions

Tool Checklist
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • Work Gloves
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Miter Saw with Fine Tooth Carbide-Tipped Blade
  • Electric Drill/Driver
  • #2 Square Drive Bit
  • 1/8" Drill Bit
  • Level

Installation for Level Railing Intermediate Pickets

Feeney® Intermediate Pickets are non-structural railing members designed to help maintain CableRail spacing and minimize cable deflection. The #7648 kits are for level wood railing frames (with or without bottom rails) up to 42" high and having 1/8" CableRail infill cables spaced 3" on center.

Before beginning installation, the entire railing frame must be constructed and posts drilled for the CableRail infill. We recommend that you have a vertical member, either post or intermediate picket, spaced no further than 3-ft on center. Consult local building code for all railing construction requirements in your area.

Kit Contents:

  • (1x) 44" Intermediate Picket with 13 cable holes spaced 3" on center
  • (2x) Base Plates
  • (6x) #10x1" stainless steel #2 Square Drive Screws

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STEP 1

  • Measure the distance between top and bottom rail or top rail and deck surface.
  • Subtract 3/8" from your measurement to account for the base plates, this will be your picket cut length.

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STEP 2

  • Transfer the cut length from Step 1 onto the corresponding picket and mark the cut locations.
  • Trim the picket at the cut marks using a miter saw with a fine-toothed carbide-tipped blade.

Important Note: double check your cut marks to be sure that once the picket is cut and base plates attached, the cable drill holes will align with the drill holes on your post.

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STEP 3

  • Screw the Base Plates to both ends of the picket using an electric drill with a #2 square drive bit.

Important Note: To prevent screw head damage and ease installation, lubricate the screw threads with wax or soap prior to attachment and drive the screws slowly and smoothly with minimal stopping and starting.

In addition, be sure to firmly secure the picket so that it won't move during attachment of the base plates.

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STEP 4

  • Slide the picket into position and verify that it is plumb.
  • Confirm that all picket cable holes are properly aligned with holes in the posts.
  • Drill 1/8" diameter pilot holes for the screws (softer woods may need a smaller pilot drill).
  • Secure the picket into position with screws.


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Level Rail Intermediate Picket

#7648 - 44" Trimmable
Silver Finish w/adj Base Plate

$41.72/ea

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Feeney Intermediate pickets are a beautiful and easy way to maintain cable spacing and minimize possible cable deflection on wood railing projects. These non-structural members give your CableRail installation additional cable support between main posts while providing a more open look than other options.

Designed for CableRail projects with:

  • Wood Railing Frames
  • 3+ ft. spacing between structural posts
  • 1/8" CableRail infill
  • Available for both level and stair railings
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Stair Rail Intermediate Picket

#7649 - 46" Trimmable
Silver Finish w/adj Base Plate

$54.00/ea

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Installation for Stair Railing Intermediate Pickets

Tool Checklist
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • Work Gloves
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hand T-Bevel Gauge
  • Pencil
  • Miter Saw with Fine Tooth Carbide-Tipped Blade
  • Electric Drill/Driver
  • #2 Square Drive Bit
  • 1/8" Drill Bit
  • Level

Feeney® Intermediate Pickets are non-structural railing members designed to help maintain CableRail spacing and minimize cable deflection. The #7649 kits are for stair wood railing frames (with or without bottom rails) up to 42" high with a slope of 20-45 degrees and having 1/8" CableRail infill cables spaced 3" on center.

Before beginning installation, the entire railing frame must be constructed and posts drilled for the CableRail infill. We recommend that you have a vertical member, either post or intermediate picket, spaced every 3-ft or less. Consult local building code for all railing construction requirements in your area.

Kit Contents:

  • (1x) 46" Intermediate Picket with 13 offset, slotted cable holes spaced 3" on center
  • (2x) Base Plates
  • (4x) #10x1" stainless steel #2 Square Drive Screws

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STEP 1

  • Locate and measure the vertical distance between the points where the centerline of your picket will meet the top and bottom rail (or stair tread).
    Note: If you're not using a bottom rail, we recommend placing the picket at the center of a tread.
  • Subtract 1/2" from your measurement to account for the base plates; this will be your picket length measurement.
  • Use a T-Bevel (bevel gauge) to determine the stair slope angle.

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STEP 2

  • Transfer the picket length measurement from Step 1 to the picket by marking the length on the centerline of the picket.
  • Use the T-bevel to transfer the stair slope angle to the picket (see diagram) and then scribe the cut lines.
  • Trim the picket at the scribed cut lines using a miter saw with a fine-toothed carbide-tipped blade.

Important Note: Double check your cut lines to ensure that after the picket is cut and base plates are attached, the slotted cable holes align with the railing slope and the cable drill holes on the posts.

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STEP 3

  • Screw the Base Plates to both ends of the picket using an electric drill with a #2 square drive bit.

Important Note: To prevent screw head damage and ease installation, lubricate the screw threads with wax or soap prior to attachment and drive the screws slowly and smoothly with minimal stopping and starting.

In addition, be sure to firmly secure the picket so that it won't move during attachment of the base plates.

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STEP 4

  • Slide the picket into position and verify that it is plumb.
  • Confirm that all picket cable holes are properly aligned with holes in the posts.
  • Drill 1/8" diameter pilot holes for the screws (softer woods may need a smaller pilot drill).
  • Secure the picket into position with screws.

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