Continuing on from the previous post and now adding the railing:
For the balusters (the sticks holding up the railing cap) I used rolled tinfoil wrapped in masking tape then covered in glue soaked paper towel. Once the paper towel and glue was dry I painted them with instant coffee mixed with a little bit of water (2 coats) then sprayed
them to seal in the coffee stain with a matte sealer.
I cut them into the length I needed then hot glued each one to the deck.
I know it wouldn't seem like this was a sturdy way to do things but once all together it would take force to tear it apart. There will be more material too that gets added as I get further into the project and each material (example: moss and/or vines) that gets added will add even more stability to the deck. I also added more clay underneath the base so it's sitting on a good solid base.
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