All stained….very beautiful…….many compliments. I think it fits in with the Green Mountain surroundings perfectly.
My plans are to order railings for the loft and staircase next year when I finish the inside of the barn. BTW, feel free to use the picture if you’d like. I love my deck and have had nothing but compliments about how beautiful it is and how naturally it fits in the green mountains of Vermont.
Vermont’s Green Mountains covered with forests create one of the best backdrops for this Mountain Laurel deck railing. This picture was taken in early spring, showing how beautifully branch balusters play off the barren trees in the landscape. Limbs from the Laurel tree also make a good fit in the four season state because they’re durable and weather well even against harsh elements.
The Vermont deck railing spans the width of the house softening the contemporary-style exterior with nature’s touch. Notice the interesting contrast between the vertical balusters on the cozy third floor balcony and the sinuous branch balusters on the second level. This demonstrates how nicely branch railings mix and match with other railing styles.
Above and below are close-up views of the customized handrail. It features an eye-catching double top railing. This provides a distinctive look, in contrast to the typical single handrail. It almost appears as if the arrangement of branches in each section is being framed to stand out like a piece of art.
Additionally, this hand-crafted railing is finished with decorative ends on the newel posts, which is another way to customize a post-to-post railing system to fit your style preferences.
If you’re brainstorming over new deck ideas for a rustic or county setting, we hope this Vermont deck railing inspires you. As you can see, branch balusters from the Laurel tree make a natural fit!