Thought you might like the finished pictures (best I can take with my camera). The railings are beautiful and everything I had hoped for. They really are the finishing touch on a beautiful lakefront cabin in the woods of Pa. You are most welcome to use these in your advertising and are welcome to visit and see the results for yourself. Many thanks. I can’t express how pleased we are with both the product and your service.
A Mountain Laurel balcony railing provides the finishing touch in this lakefront cottage, nestled in the woods of Pennsylvania. As you can see in the picture, the second story balcony surrounds an open concept living room. This is the perfect place to display an art form — hand-crafted branch balustrades.
The Laurel branches with their bark intact really bring the natural beauty and charm of the woodsy outdoor landscape indoors. Additionally, the railing blends naturally with other rustic architectural elements in the interior, from the cut-stone fireplace to exposed wooden beams in the ceiling.
One by four Western Cedar boards are used in the top and bottom rails to secure the branches. A visually appealing combination of short newel posts and tall pillars alternate to support the railing sections.
The sun shines through the window outlining the eye-catching shapes created by meandering branches in the railing, which also mirror the branches in the trees outdoors. This is a picturesque view from the lower level looking up.
In this view of the stairway railing, you can see how real wood and branches add richness to the clean and crisp room painted in white.
In the picture above, notice the intricate details of the branch balusters, including their natural reddish brown hue. Their color and rough texture create a subtle contrast to the smooth planed and walnut stained wooden parts of the staircase.
Another design point to note in the picture below is how the sinuous branches from the Laurel tree break up the linear form created by the other wooden elements in the interior, such as the tongue and groove ceiling. Unlike vertically placed balusters, this adds a nice mix of form and much visual interest to the cottage’s interior.
An open concept floor plan is becoming a very popular choice for the relaxing and welcoming ambiance that it evokes, particularly in this tree-lined spot on the lake. And as you can see in these pictures, the branch balcony railing Pennsylvania makes the perfect complement with its artistic appearance.