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How to Install a New Orleans-Style Patio

Installing prefabricated cast-iron posts and railings will give any patio the look and feel of a New Orleans café.

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Materials

  • self-tapping screws
  • lag bolts
  • caulk
  • nails
  • custom awning and frame
  • cast-iron posts
  • cast-iron railings
  • cast-iron headers
  • 2x10 pressure-treated boards
  • drive pin anchors
  • wood screws
  • flashing

Tools

  • level
  • framing square
  • tape measure
  • chalk line
  • drill
  • masonry bit
  • hammer
  • wrenches

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