Cable Railing Parts for Homes and Businesses

Chris Baker

Cable railing parts is extremely versatile and is suitable for a number of different applications. Here at PanoRAIL we stock all the cable railing parts you need to create a cable railing that fits your needs. Our stocked parts are made from T316 Marine Grade stainless steel but we’re able to get our hands on anything for our customers.

Interior Applications

stainless steel cable railing stairs black powder coated metal steel post

The great thing about cable railing is the minimal profile. The profile created by the cable disappears into any existing decor creating a sophisticated look. The minimal profile not only looks great, it takes less space than traditional materials. It allows you to maximize the room that you have; perfect for apartments and smaller dwellings. It is nowhere near as bulky as wood creating a significantly smaller footprint in your home. It can serve as a banister for stairs or for an upper floor. You can integrate cable railing into every area of your interior or just specific places. The cables can be suspended between posts made from wood or metal. The clean look is well suited for both personal homes and professional businesses.

Exterior Applications

stainless steel cable railing system cedar posts outdoor backyard view

All of our parts are constructed to withstand the elements. Made of Type 316 "marine grade" stainless steel, it will withstand the wind, rain, sun, and snow all in stride. It is a material that takes minimal maintenance and will last for a really long time. Use cable railing to secure decks, docks, stairs, boardwalks, and balconies. You can decide how many cables you use and the distance between cables but we always recommend checking the building code in your local area before finalizing plans.

Cable railing allows you to maximize the security of areas without compromising visibility. Again, cable railing has such a low profile that it virtually disappears. It provides the most visibility you can get from a railing system without using glass (that constantly needs to be cleaned).

Range of Products

We offer you everything you need to complete your cable railing project here at PanoRAIL. We can ship your products to you in the United States or internationally. Our full range of products include swage and swageless fittings, rail posts, cable, tools, and all the accessories needed to install cable railing. We even offer some custom products for special projects.

If you need an experienced contractor to help you with your cable railing project we might be able to assist. We have fostered trusted relationships with several contractors in varied areas of the United States. Contact Us to see if we know a contractor in your area. We can help you determine what cable railing parts you’ll need for your project.

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What Size Of Stainless Steel Cable Should I Use For My Railing? 1/8" or 3/16"? Here’s How To Decide

Chris Baker

Cable Railing can fit many different styles and looks within both residential and commercial spaces. It can be used for a modern industrial space or in a cabin in the mountains. The size of stainless cable and the type of rail is key to get the look you're wanting.

Look at this rail with a rock clad posts:

Rock post stainless steel cable railing with wood top rail

This Rail is all steel and was built to maximize the view:

2" square tube rail with 1/8" stainless steel cable railing infill

When trying to determine what size cable to use, first decide whether you want to see the cable infill or not. Do you want a cable railing system that will disappear or is the stainless steel part of the statement for the space that you are trying to create?

1/8″ and 3/16″ Stainless Steel Cable are the most common sizes when it comes to railing applications.

1/8″ Stainless Steel Cable will all but disappear at distances over 7-10 feet and will allow you and your guests to focus on the view. 1/8″ cable and hardware are generally less expensive as well. This is the most common between the two.

3/16″ Stainless Steel Cable makes a bit more of a statement. It will still create the illusion that there is almost no railing present but is much more brilliant up close and has a heavy duty feel to it.

Either way, you cannot go wrong with cable railing. Not only are Cable Railings nice to look at but they are near maintenance free. 

Please feel free to Contact Us should you have any questions or just for a few tips & tricks!

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Cable Railings Systems Explained In Detail

Chris Baker

Cable Railings Systems are a welcome addition to any residential home as well as commercial projects due to the trendy, modern look they bring to the premises. At PanoRAIL we are a private, family-owned company that prides itself in offering customers a variety of parts and tools for cable railing systems. We have built a reputation for supplying quality and unique items, thanks in part to our vast knowledge and experience in the industry. Below is a detailed description of what to expect from our range of products.

 stainless steel cable railing indoor modern staircase metal posts

Unobstructed Views

Cable railings promise to deliver a handful of benefits including the capacity to offer a clear view that is free from obstruction, especially for places like apartments with raised terraces. Our parts are ideal for any indoor, outdoor, residential, or commercial design. We offer tailor-made railing materials to suit your every need.

Indoor & Outdoor Applications

A cable rail is one of the most flexible yet practical applications you can adopt in a modern home. When used indoors, it is advisable to blend it with wood as well as some stainless steel accents. For outdoor applications, some go with all steel and others still mix some wood in, even if it’s just the top rail.

PanoRAIL cabling systems explained

No matter the application, our products are designed with safety in mind while retaining the aesthetic appeal. Our posts are strong enough to handle more of a load and force than they’d ever need. Our cable strands are made from T316 "marine grade" stainless steel, available in 1/8″, 3/16″, and 1/4" diameter.

Regardless of your choice of material, you can rest assured knowing your parts will last a lifetime.

Why choose us

Discover why PanoRAIL is the supplier of choice for so many people across the country and overseas. We offer a wide variety of innovative parts and hardware for cable railing systems including swage and swageless fittings at unbeatable prices. Our customer service department offers a speedy response to all our customers' demands. Feel free to give us a call or text (501-712-9676), shoot us an email (, or use the live chat feature on this site.

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Why Choose Cable Railing Systems For Your Home?

Chris Baker

Cable railing systems are a great option for any home. Whether you’re upgrading your balcony, porch, or deck, you will reach a point where you’ll have to choose what railing option to go with. For most homeowners, the decision is usually a quick one that results in something boring made of wood or metal balusters, and there’s a good chance that you’re considering the same route. But what if you chose something different — something that will dutifully serve its purpose yet remain practically invisible?

stainless steel cable railing with 2" square steel tubing river view

They Can Complement Many Different Home Designs

Most of the systems you’ll come across when shopping will be comprised of end, corner, and mid/intermediate posts, with cables running across the framing. This makes them flexible enough to blend in with any design and architecture.Thanks to the elegant structure and lean texture. What’s more, you can further enhance this appeal by using different materials for framing or changing the manner in which the cables are mounted. But if you like to keep things simple, you can take comfort in the fact that most products are designed stylishly enough to be used in both contemporary and traditional homes.


Unlike most other railing options, cable railings have the ability to withstand just about all weather conditions. This is especially true for aluminum and stainless steel systems — not only can they withstand enormous amounts of weight, but they also don’t deteriorate when continuously exposed to sunlight and precipitation. Cable railings are thus a wise investment for any homeowner, since they don’t require much in the way of maintenance.

Picturesque Views Ahead

If you’re looking for a railing option that stays functional without obstructing your view of the surroundings, cable railings would be your best bet. The posts should be placed 4 feet apart. No matter how far apart the cables are spaced, you can rest assured that they will let you see right through to your backyard, walkway, or balcony. This enhances the curb appeal and resale value of your property as well. Something you can’t say of wood pickets.

Built to Last

Obviously, a piece of wood will never match aluminum or stainless steel cable rails in terms of sheer strength. This means wooden structures have to be replaced regularly to uphold stability, something you won’t need to worry about when you choose cable railing systems. As long as they’re installed properly, these could last for decades, making them ideal for homeowners seeking long-term solutions.

Ideal for both commercial and residential applications, cable railing systems allow for a sleek, contemporary look that’s sure to impress. This might be the reason why their popularity has been rising steadily in recent years. So why not get in touch with us for more advice on these solutions? At PanoRAIL, we have an experienced railing team who can guide you towards the best solution for your specific needs and preferences, so feel free to call or email us.

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