Railing Parts, Spindles and Balusters
If you’re looking for a beautiful, natural wood element to add to your home, look no further. While Mountain Laurel Handrails creates and sells rustic wooden handrails for your home, we also sell railing parts, spindles and balusters for you to use to do it yourself. Your personally made handrails will give your home an indelible mark of your own making.
Mountain Laurel Handrails are shipped nationwide in easy to install sections. You can build your own personal, custom railing system using mountain laurel branches for your railing parts. Mountain laurel is a great wood to use for a rustic branch handrail which can be installed either indoors or outdoors, or both!
The branches are sold in bundles of 10 sticks; each stick is 8′ long. Branches for handrail parts are typically between 0.5″ to 1.5″ in diameter. To make your spindles or balusters, you will need to cut these to appropriate length. You’ll need at least 12′ of stick per foot of railing. Price per bundle is $150 and shipping is additional.
With this size branch, you can create a very intricate, delicate design. These look very nice on a handrail both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, the thinner branches provide a softer look and feel. The thinner intricate branch designs are also nice outdoors because they pick up the shadows and sunlight in an interesting and fun way.
Even bigger than the thick branches, Mountain Laurel Handrails has available very thick logs that you can use to decorate your home. Larger diameter branches from 1.5″ to 3″ are available for when a thicker branch is desired in the weave of the rustic handrail or for staircase parts like a branch banister. Just like the thinner branches, the thicker ones work nicely both indoors and outdoors. Outdoors, in a handrail, they create a stronger and more sturdy feel. They also have a place indoors, however, as bannisters for stairs or parts of furniture.
For posts, mountain laurel logs are an excellent choice to complete the balustrade. Logs are available in diameters up to about 7″ for use as newel posts or staircase parts. These logs fit very nicely in places that might usually be filled with plastic or metal parts, or even more polished wood. Rather than using unnatural materials, update your home in a unique way with Mountain Laurel’s logs. Newel posts are a great conversation piece and give you the feeling of nature in your home every day.
This picture shows a large diameter mountain laurel log that can be used as a newel post for staircase parts. The base is approximately 7″ at the widest point and tapers to about 5″ at what will be the top of this particular railing part.
As seen in the picture above, mountain laurel material can be used as a custom newel post in deck railing systems. This picture shows a mountain laurel newel post that is 3″ to 4″ diameter. Fine woodworking skills are required to join the round branch railing material to the standard square lumber.