As of 2015, you can get free deck railing plans by visiting DIYNetwork.com or MyOutdoorPlans.com. Both sites offer detailed plans with step-by-step instructions, as well as lists of required tools and materials.
At DIYNetwork.com, you can view numerous photos of the deck railing installation process. The network estimates that the project can be completed in one day if it is completed by an experienced woodworker.
Some of the specialized tools needed to complete a deck railing project include a miter saw, aluminum jig, clamps, wood spacers and drill machinery. You'll also need basic tools, such as a hammer, tape measure, screwdriver, safety gloves and safety glasses.