Cable railing is all about aesthetics. On decks that overlook attractive landscapes, customers are often looking for guardrail systems that won't block the view.

There are a range of cable railing systems available, with each manufacturer offering unique choices in posts, rails, and hardware. The slide show at left provides a quick introduction to some of the choices. If you've installed cable rail on any recent projects, tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

To learn more about cable railing and deck construction in general, check out The JLC Field Guide. The Field Guide is free to anyone, but you will be asked to register first.