Creatively designed and custom crafted, the Oklahoma deck railing brings artistic flair to a rustic ranch home in the country.
Deck Handrail in Oklahoma
The owner of this ranch home is a commercial architect. He designed the exterior to incorporate so many amazing rustic elements, such as the branch handrail, poplar bark shingles, log posts and horizontal cedar siding.
The style of the handrails is the same as those featured at the Lake of Lissara Lodge. Within each railing section, linear timbers sculpt a beautiful geometrical frame. The framework surrounds unique, curvilinear patterns of Mountain Laurel branches. As an added dimension of visual interest, bold newel posts intersect each frame. Continue Reading…
We couldn’t imagine a better deck railing for this cozy home hidden away in a California forest. While railings are available in many materials from wood to metal and glass, this one with bark covered branches clearly is the perfect choice. The following pictures will show how the right railing design is key to preserving the character of your home and its surroundings.
What would a country home in the Appalachia be without a covered porch and West Virginia deck railing?
West Virgina Deck Railing
Large sprawling porches are an enduring feature of West Virginia homes. During hot and humid summers before modern conveniences, one would simply step outside to relax under the shade of an overhanging porch in the cool Appalachian breeze. That good old-fashioned tradition is still embraced today. This alluring country-style home with its spacious veranda is a fine example.
Mountain Laurel Handrails were shipped to West Virginia for the deck railing. Twig and branch railings also get their roots from craftsmanship in the Appalachians. Early settlers constructed and enhanced their homes with local materials—everything was handmade. They would use limbs and twigs from Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel trees to build functional railings that now can be considered folk art.
In this West Virginia deck railing, our craftsmen interwove twisting and turning branches between top and bottoms rails to create functional pieces of art. The homeowner left the bark covered branches in their natural reddish brown hue. This creates a striking contrast to the wood rails and posts stained in antique white. The chamfered posts are also a nice detail.
Notice in the picture below the small shrubs planted in the landscape. As they grow they’ll form a lush green skirt along the front porch
These large, covered front porches characteristic of West Virginia homes also fostered community ties. Today, we can’t think of a more welcoming way to greet family, neighbors and visitors than with an inviting West Virginia deck railing.
The Mountain Laurel Handrail is the perfect match for this country porch looking out over the serene mountain valley covered in trees. Consider the enduring beauty of twig and branch railings for the porch on your country or mountain-style home.
The homeowner on this project wanted something that would match her husband’s mounted trophies but would also be artistic and creative. She found the perfect balcony handrail for her North Dakota lodge in Mountain Laurel Handrails. Custom build branch railings are the crowning touch for the timber-framed lodge with its full balcony and central staircase.
Take a look at the pictures of the finished project and leave a comment with your thoughts! I think the combination of the materials is absolutely amazing combined with the unique space yields a truly one-of-a-kind installation: art.
New pictures have just arrived of a stairwell railing. For this project, the lumber is stained dark walnut and the branches have been painted off-white for an absolutely stunning effect. I really like how this turned out. What do you think? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook.
Dark Walnut Stained Wood Railing with Painted Branches
We shipped porch railing to some neighbors in Cherokee, North Carolina, and they were so thrilled with the railings they installed them the very same day! We see this excitement and enthusiasm for our handcrafted railings time and time again, and it’s one of the many things that makes working with such a fine artisan product so rewarding. Our master woodworkers keep time honored craftsmanship alive, and the resulting product is unique, beautiful, and made to last. It’s easy to love what you do when you know your customers are as excited as you are and the results are always so stunning.
Hi James, Attached are photos of our installed porch railings. They look great and we installed them the day we picked them up. Thanks, Bill Queen
Porch Railing Installed in Cherokee, North Carolina