Stair Railing and Balcony Handrail

Balcony Handrails as an Architectural Element

Many modern homes incorporate some type of great room and loft to create an open feel to the living space. This means that there is often a balcony handrail that is prominent in the great room or living area. Take your time selecting the railing idea that is right for you.

Balcony Handrail

Balcony Handrail

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Deck Railings Installed in Atlanta, Georgia

Deck Railings are the defining visual element of an exterior deck. The right deck railing will turn a boring deck into an exciting feature of any home. This project was installed on a residence in Atlanta, Georgia

Pergola Deck Railing

Pergola Deck Railing

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Interior Railing

interior railing

Interior Railing on a Balcony

These beautiful interior railing kits are the focal point of this home. Many homes feature a great room with a stair case and these stair railings and balcony handrails are often the dominant architectural element in the interior. Many places will feature the regular, run of the mill style with evenly spaced vertical placed pieces of wood making up the guard rail. But there are so many other choices that one of the best places to start is by looking at interior railing pictures.
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Deck Railing Pictures

Deck Railing Picture through Branches

Deck Railing Picture through Branches

Deck Railing Pictures are a great resource when planning a deck railing project. If you are building new or if you are remodeling, it’s always so helpful to have a picture to look at so that all parties involved in the process can understand the intended design. That’s why using an architect or other design professional for your projects is important. These people have experience in planning and decorating spaces so that you can be assured the best results.

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Wood Railing Featured Entrepreneur

Wood Railing Entrepreneur

Wood Railing Featured Entrepreneur in The Franklin Press

Wood Railing and company owner James Pader (myself) were the first featured business in a new series in The Franklin Press on local entrepreneurs. I was interviewed by Bob Scott and we also took some pictures. It was raining which made for even light but some slightly wet (but undamaged) photo equipment. I’m grateful to the people who made this possible: Tommy Jenkins with the Macon County NC Economic Development Commision for having the taking action to promote local business in the community and Bonnie Pickartz of Goshen Timber Frames for recommending me for the feature.

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Log Cabin Wood Railing

Log Cabin Railing Design

Log Cabin Railing Design

Building mountain laurel handrails is no small feat. I will sometimes sell some raw material to intrepid woodworkers looking to try their hand at a new form. There is really nothing like making a woven branch railing, as anyone that has will quickly affirm. It requires patience, creativity, high levels of precision with rapidly rotating saw blades, and a strong understanding of spatial dynamics needed to put together the different shapes, sizes and orientations. In other words, it’s hard work! But it makes a great log cabin wood railing!

This project incorporates larger diameter sticks which I sold to Mike. (Contact me if you’re interested in purchasing.) He did come back for more and specifically requested some smaller sticks. You’d think that the bigger sticks would be easier since they take up more room. But what happens is that you get to a certain place, and you can’t find just the right stick that you need to curve into this spot. So you end up cutting a smaller piece into fit and so on… With the smaller sticks, you have a little more freedom since they bend just a little. So one that doesn’t fit exactly perfect can be bent into place before it’s nailed.

Needless to say, I think Mike did a fantastic job on his log cabin railing!
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African Porch Railings for Man Caves

Installing Porch Railing for Man Caves

So, we had a great day at the jobsite in New Jersey installing handrails for an exterior Man Cave. We started off the day removing a white metal porch railing, making some room for the pergola. It’s built with aromatic cedar which smells really nice when you cut it and has a nice red color. Some rustic porch railings were installed today and the rest are going in tomorrow.

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Mountain Laurel Handrail on Man Caves

Well, I’m excited to share that Mountain Laurel Handrails are going to be featured on an upcoming episode of Man Caves on the DIY Network. On this show, a lucky man receives a remodel of a space in his home. It becomes the ‘Man Cave’, a special place for the man of the house. In this episode, we’re going to be installing a wood porch railing and another contractor is going to install a rustic log pergola. I don’t know what the exact theme of the show is going to be yet, but I’m guessing that it’s going to be rustic log cabin related. As soon as I can, I hope to be able to share it with you!