How to Build a Basic Wood Railing

The basic wood handrail is extremely common due to its simplicity of assembly. This handrail requires 4x4s, 2×4, 2×2 and 2×6 for top rail.

Basic Wood Railing at Night

Basic Wood Railing at Night

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Mountain Laurel Handrail Installation Instructions

Mountain Laurel Handrail preassembled sections are built according to your post-to-post measurements and the 2x4s are left one inch long. When the order arrives, rest sections on 2×4 blocks on edge, scribe the ends of the top and bottom rails to match the posts, slide the section into place and fasten with screws. 1×4 are installed with finish nails to sandwich the ends of the sticks at top and bottom. To finish, a 2×6 is installed as a top cap, placing all screws and fasteners to be hidden.

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How to make Mountain Laurel Handrails

Mountain Laurel Handrails are the perfect complement to any county home, whether in the city or the mountains. Reusing wood is a green alternative to burning it as waste. Skilled craftsmen can assemble mountain laurel and rhododendron branches into items of beauty that impart the look and feel of the forest to your home. Read on to learn how you can make your own.

wood railing section

Wood Railing Section

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Buy Wood Railings Online

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.

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Is your deck safe? Six inspection items

It’s absolutely crucial to ensure the safety of an exterior deck and its hand railings. Often times these decks are elevated quite high above the ground presenting a very real fall hazard. If a deck were to fail perhaps under heavy load from many party guests, the results could be catastrophic. Luckily, there are some basic items that home owners can inspect for possible danger.
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Options in Wood Railings

Wood railings are fairly common on most houses. They are generally made with square pickets in a repeating vertical pattern. This is an easy pattern to fabricate, hence the commonplace nature of this handrail. There are other simple patterns that can be made from square lumber as well as more intricate ones. If you are looking for something more organic and natural, rustic wood may be the best choice for you. For the rustic mountain residence, mountain laurel handrails are a great choice. These railings are made with twigs and branches from the mountain laurel or rhododendron trees. Each handrail section features intertwined twigs and branches in a beautifully random, organic fashion. This is a great way to bring the beauty of the forest to your deck railing.

Each section is unique and no two are the same. Expert craftsmen assemble each rail section to your measurements to give a precise fit when installed. Stair railings are also available in various styles. These wood railings are available for shipping nationwide and can generally be delivered right to your front door.