Small Railing Projects with a Big Impact

Although it’s a relatively small project, adding a new or updating an interior railing makes a big impact on your home’s appearance. After all, your staircase and balcony are typically the first things visitors see when they walk into your home. Additionally, Mountain Laurel railings offer a bigger benefit by inspiring designers and homeowners to broaden their creativity with the artful beauty of branches.

La Jolla, California Front Porch Railing

La Jolla, California Front Porch Railing

Let’s take a look at a few small railing projects with a big impact involving interior stairway and balcony railings. Each features a simple and straight interior stairway with a balcony that takes advantage of the natural beauty of branch balusters. While each home displays its own unique twist on a cabin, country or beach-style interior, the use of wooden rails and branching infill fits beautifully with each design style, ranging from rustic to contemporary.

Log Stairs Branch Railing

Log Stairs Branch Railing

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Childrens Inn NIH Railing

The Children’s Inn at NIH Gets a New Playground Enchanted with Branch Railings

Mountain Laurel railings with their twisting twig balusters lend a fun and fairy-tale look to a special play park located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Children’s Inn.

The Inn, established in 1990, provides temporary residence for children receiving life-saving treatment at the NIH and their families. Outside the facility adjoins a sprawling playground that “provides a magical escape from the burdens of illness.”

Branch Railing at Children's Inn NIH

Branch Railing at Children’s Inn NIH

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Charlotte NC Wood Railing

The wood railing looks terrific installed. Looking forward to enjoying the porch soon. –Laura

Charlotte NC Wood Railing

Charlotte NC Wood Railing

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Balcony Railing Pennsylvania

Interior Railing Stone Fireplace

Interior Railing Stone Fireplace

Hi James,

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.

Thanks!
–Pat

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Vermont Deck Railing

Vermont Rustic Railing

Vermont Rustic Railing

All stained….very beautiful…….many compliments. I think it fits in with the Green Mountain surroundings perfectly.
Thanks James!
–Fred

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Elegant Stairs

Gorgeous Stair Railing

Gorgeous Stair Railing

James,

Last year we completed a custom home that had your handrails installed. They look amazing so I wanted to forward you on some pictures of the project. You are welcome to use these pictures if you would like.

The homeowners absolutely love them- they fit in perfectly with their style and are one of a kind.

Thank you,
–Charielle Sowers, Marketing Coordinator
Owens Homes KC

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Cedar Framed Gate

Laurel Branch and Cedar Beam Gate

Laurel Branch and Cedar Beam Gate

The designer requested a special gate of cedar beams and mountain laurel branches with a somewhat gothic feel to the curves. Read on to learn how we built a mountain laurel branch and cedar beam framed gate.

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Bench Railing for Hot Tub Deck

Bench and Branch Railing for Hot Tub Deck

Bench and Branch Railing for Hot Tub Deck

We built a hot tub deck recently and it turned out quite nicely. The mountain laurel newel posts stick up above the handrails for a completely different look. Nestled in a woodsy spot, the posts and balusters also blend beautifully with the background. As you’ll see in the following pictures, natural elements bring to life our concept of an incredibly functional deck.

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