See how rebar is used for the walls and handrails of a large deck. This is such a neat way to have walls around the deck for safety or looks without blocking the view. The deck ended up looking super nice and as you can see in the later picture, the rebar even served as a trellis for climbing plants. The rebar was cleaned and sprayed with a polyurethane when new but I think I prefer the look of it in the later pictures as it looks more like it fits into its environment better when it looks a little rusty rather than all new and silver colored.
Edifix Rex shares lots of pictures so you can see how this was done. He said he had to build it to meet code which was, ” International Building Code states that: Porches, balconies or raised floor surfaces located more than 30 inches above the floor or grade below shall have guards not less than 36 inches in height. Required guards shall have intermediate rails or ornamental closures that do not allow passage of a sphere 4 inches in diameter. Now, it goes on to say that you cannot have horizontal rails that result in a ladder effect but I am going to try to get around that one. Almost every handrail I have ever installed on a commercial site (houses included) has had horizontal rails and nothing was ever said.” I really like the look of the rebar and it would make the deck very sturdy and long lasting while not costing a small fortune to use as the walls and handrails. I have seen hand rails going down basement stairs made of two twisted length of rebar that were turned under on the ends and that made a very sturdy handrail as well.