I thought it was about time to add some more pictures of renos being done in our old house. The original deck had a poorly constructed railing around it. We live in a high rainfall area and normal steel nails were used for the railing, so after about three years it was falling apart. We also didn't like the cross-rail design as we have grandkids and there is a high likelihood of them falling through. The only way to get down into the backyard was via the north end, down some piddly steps.
I removed all the old timber rails and cleaned them up for reuse as much as possible. And I used some 40 x 40mm LOSP for the vertical posts. Then I built some steps in the middle to access the games room we previously restored. The north end also is where the weather comes in so it makes it unusable if it's raining.
I was able to source some nice cheap doors.
We then built a wall with secondhand windows.
My wife had the idea of the larger steps that were not that expensive to build, about $250 from memory. They lead down to the old shed we did up.
Stairs work in progress.
We enjoy it a lot more now that we can use it mostly all year.