Mountain Laurel Deck Railing is the most artistic of all the deck railing designs. Made from branches from the mountain laurel tree, each section is a work of art unlike any other!
Long spans of handrail are not advisable since regular posts are required for strength and support. These intermediate posts that hold up a handrail and not, for example, a porch are called newel posts. Here, we used a mountain laurel log about four inches in diameter as a newel post.
The stairs and railing on this deck make a huge visual impact and are a highly visible element on this deck. Another custom feature on this project is the complete lattice behind the stairs eliminating the diagonal line of a banister.
These are pics of the top of the stairs landing and short landing extension that continues out past the line of the stairs.
Part of this deck has a roof over it for a nice covered porch to relax under when it’s raining or when the sun is beating down from overhead.
This deck actually features two custom newel posts made out of mountain laurel. These are relatively difficult to install and are not a project for an inexperienced carpenter.
Mountain Laurel Handrail is the perfect choice with the surrounding forest as backdrop for these photos.