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Rigging wires as stair rail.

Rigging wires as stair rail

A shipshape safety rail made of boat hardware edges one side of this small stairway in Playa del Rey, California. To make the sturdy see-through barrier, architects Rebecca L. Binder and Kim Walsh used five lengths of stainless steel cable purchased from a marine supply store. The lightweight look keept the compact space as open as possible.

Photo: Nautical cable spaced 6 inches apart provide safe stair guard; a wooden dowel against the back wall serves as grip rail

Photo: Eye screws attached to wall and post anchor the steel cables; turnbuckles adjust to keep cables taut
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Date:May 1, 1988
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