Then, bore pilot holes and attach the slats with 3-in. No. 10 screws.
CAPPING THE POSTS
To make the post caps, cut square blanks and then set the table saw blade to 15 degrees for shaping the bevels.
Use a longer board with a stop across the end as a sled to guide each blank through the blade. Clamp the blanks to the sled when making the cuts.
Secure the caps with 6d galvanized finishing nails and construction adhesive.