I was given the task of securing a significantly loose post that, pretty much, compromized the entire railing. I did this by fabing two brackets of fairly thick stock, so as to wrap around the post and still look like one unit. this was a fairly tricky little project for an offsite fab job, as metal likes to pull and bend with heat. These brackets were patinad to blend with the Cherry. This set of brackets made the the entire railing bomber.