Aluminum balusters are inexpensive and available in a number of attractive designs in highly durable colored finishes. You should never have to refinish them. They eliminate that chore of cleaning and refinishing wood balusters.
Glass-Block Trellis Add privacy to a patio with a trellis punctuated by glass blocks. The light pattern that shines through the glass blocks, changes with the movement of the sun. The homeowners chose heavy wood posts for the pergola