Cable rails can be fabricated in different ways and with numerous hardware options. Clients like these rails due to the fact that they are not as visible. A cable rail will not obstruct a view or look as overwhelming inside the house. The posts can be steel or wood they just need to be sturdy enough to withstand the tension on the cable. As seen above, Cable Stair and Deck Rail - Hillsdale, NY cable railiing measureing 36 1/2" tall by an overall length of 75'. The posts and hand rail are painted steel with stainless steel hardware and cable.