If you’re interested in adding some mountain charm to your wood deck design, these Rustic Wood Handrails are the perfect choice. They are built in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina by master craftsmen. Each section is a custom design and no two sections are the same.
The material for the branches that create the pattern is mountain laurel or rhododendron. Both of these are a shrubby tree that is generally burned as waste after a lot is cleared for development. As part of Winter Sun Construction’s green focus, this material is salvaged and repurposed as porch railing. These branches are assembled along with cedar 2x4s to fashion preassembled hand railings. These railings can be shipped nationwide via residential delivery. They will arrive at the front door of your project along with a forklift for easy unloading. The sections will already have been painted or stained and are ready to be installed by local carpenters. They are simply cut to fit precisely and screwed into place. Once the handrails are in place, the rest of the railing pieces can be installed on site.
There are many different areas in which Wood Railing can be used. They are great as porch railings as they blur the boundary between outside and inside. Once installed, these handrails appear as if they have grown in place. Stair handrails can look like a laurel thicket, impassable at times on mountain trails. Rustic handrail can be used inside as a focal point of a balcony or grand stair case. This is a great way to accent a lodge or mountain style home. Larger diameter branches can be used in specialized guard rails like those for a bridge. On a log frame like that pictured here, handrails can be custom fit so the pieces appear to be solid with no obvious joints or connections. Larger branches can also be used for pergolas, pagodas or other outdoor structures. Whole outdoor living spaces can be crafted from this versatile lumber.