As part of our remodel, considerable work was done on the front porch. Unfortunately, that work didn't include putting up the railings. This weekend has been the weekend for me to replace them. This has involved purchasing 4x6s and 2x4s to create the classic Craftsman heavy look, then assembling them, which has involved tracing the contour of the house's siding so the 4x6s are notched to fit, and mortising the 4x6s so the 2x4s will sit in them. Yesterday it took me about 8 hours to build 4 feet of railing. I'm hoping today goes faster.