Wood railing

wood railing by mountain-laurel-handrails

Transform Your Home
Into a Stunning Work of Art

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You have found the best way to dramatically improve the appearance of your home. Mountain Laurel Handrail transforms your home into stunning art that draws compliments from all who see them.

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first national shipment

The handrails are beautiful!!! We get so many compliments on them. You were great to work with and you created a work of art for our home.

Erika

That’s what Erika said about her front porch pictured here. This is the first order of Mountain Laurel Handrails that was shipped nationwide in 2010.

Mountain Laurel Handrails are available nationwide.

We have shipped to Alaska, and Hawaii (pictured here), and Canada.

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Thank you, the deck is amazing and everyone comments on it.

Michael
They can be installed throughout the home and look great outside…
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We have finally gotten the deck painted and everyone loves the laurel railings. Thank you for making our backyard come alive!

Mitch
And can stand up to harsh elements…
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Love, love, love the railings. Just stained them this week and they look great. Thanks again!

Holly and Mark
But still look awesome on an interior staircase…
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It looks even better than I imagined… And I have a pretty good imagination!

Kristin
Simply incredible on a curved balcony…
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People are oohing and ahhing over your handiwork on our curved railing. Thanks so much for sharing your skills with our family.

Missie
Yet still work with elegant modern décor.
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Last year we completed a custom home that had your handrails installed. They look amazing so I wanted to forward you some pictures!

Charielle
Custom options are available like white pine log for the rails and newel posts…
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Or more traditional peeled locust…
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Or create something unique like this mountain laurel branch top rail and yellow pine bottom.
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The Lissara style was designed to be especially intriguing…
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Thanks again for the great product. Compliments continue regarding the rails.

Lang
While horizontal top and bottom rails showcase the joinery…
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Custom shapes are no problem…
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We love the pics... Can't wait to see the railings in person. We are really excited about our renovations and the railings!

Anna and Tom
And they can be built extra-tall. This section also has a Mountain Laurel Newel Post.
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Continue the motif with a Mountain Laurel Branch Banister.

Mountain Laurel Branch Banister is approximately 2″ diameter and each piece is unique. We provide the material cleaned and ready to endjoin. Your contractor installs and end joins on site and provides the mounting hardware. Prices start at $12/lf plus shipping.

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Sunburst pattern, Mountain Laurel Newel Post and Branch Banister
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Railings meet the 4″ sphere rule.
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What is the Process?

Mountain Laurel Handrails come in preassembled sections that are easy to install. You provide your actual post-to-post measurements. A typical section is a top and bottom cedar 2×4 with the mountain laurel branches woven in between.

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Sample sections shown here
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Sections are built one inch longer than your actual post-to-post measurements. You provide an additional 1×4 top and bottom to make a “sandwich” of the ends of the sticks, as well as the 2×6 top. Prices start at $50/lf plus shipping. To quote your project, I need your total linear footage and city/state for delivery.

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When you’re ready to order, you provide your actual post-to-post measurements. Sections are built only about one inch longer than your actual measurements, so accuracy is important. Typical lumber is cedar 2×4 which works well for projects where posts are 6×6 and larger. For 4×4 posts, 1×4 lumber is recommended. The mountain laurel branches are woven between the boards. Pattern is random with the exception of the sunburst.

Sunburst Pattern
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Paint or Stain on Lumber

Paint or stain on the cedar 2×4 lumber is included in the price of the typical project. You select the stain and we get the same product to match what you’re already using. This picture shows some typical Minwax stain products applied to red cedar and white pine.

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Stain on Sticks

 Sticks are typically not stained. Some people like a natural stain on the sticks since it brings out the red color and gives them a little bit of shine. Cost for this is $10/lf.

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What Information is Needed to Order?

  • Name
  • Delivery Address -accessible to full size, tractor trailer
  • Delivery Phone Number -so delivery driver can schedule delivery
  • Lumber Type -typically smooth western red cedar
  • Lumber Dimensions -typically 1×4 or 2×4 depending on post dimensions
  • Finish Type -Paint, Stain or Unfinished
  • Finish Manufacturer -Product, Color, Tint/Sheen, etc
  • Regular Section Lengths
  • Regular Section Height -typically 31” for a finish height of 36”
  • Stairs Section Lengths
  • Stairs Section Height -measure as shown in the drawing below
  • Stairs Section Angle
  • Stairs Section Side of Stairs -as you stand at the bottom and look up
  • Desired options if any
  • Payment in full via check by mail or credit card online

Section Drawing of Typical Assembly

The handrail sections are one side of boards, typically 2×4 as shown here, with the mountain laurel sticks attached. You provide and install the additional 2×4 boards on the other side and the top cap 2×6 on site after installing the sections. This is so that your installer can hide fasteners in the railing.

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How to Measure for Stairs?

Stairs railings are built to match the angle of your stairs. Measure as shown in the drawing and provide: long-to-short, height measured perpendicular or square to the angle of the stairs, and the angle in degrees. Also include which side of the stair the railing is on as you stand at the bottom and look up.

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How are Orders Shipped?

After we have finalized your order, it’s typically 4 weeks until we ship.  Orders are packaged in custom built palletized crates that fit in a pickup truck and can be moved by a forklift. Orders are shipped freight and your address needs to be accessible to a full-size, 53′ tractor trailer.

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When it arrives on site, open the box and spread the sections out. Place each section on 2×4 blocks to space it off the floor. Mark the top bottom left and right,
and cut the sections on your marks. Screw them into place hiding fasteners on the inside as possible. You provide additional 2x4s to sandwich the ends of the sticks, top and bottom. You also provide the 2×6 top cap.

When They Arrive

When it arrives on site, open the box and spread the sections out. Place each section on 2×4 blocks to space it off the floor. Mark the top bottom left and right, and cut the sections on your marks. Screw them into place hiding fasteners on the inside as possible. You provide additional 2x4s to sandwich the ends of the sticks, top and bottom. You also provide the 2×6 top cap.

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Installation Instructions

  1. Remove sections from package
  2. Place 2×4 blocks on edge by posts
  3. Place sections on blocks by posts
  4. Mark ends of sections and cut to fit
  5. Slide sections into place
  6. Screw to post with appropriate size screw
  7. Cut 2x4s (not included) to size
  8. Use finish nail gun to nail 2×4 into fatter diameter sticks
  9. Screw or nail 2×4 to posts
  10. Cut 2×6 top cap (not included) to length
  11. Use trim head screws and angle upwards through the 2×4s into the bottom of the 2×6 for a fastener free top
  12. Also screw the 2×6 into the posts as possible
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Working together throughout the process…
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Hi James, We are finally living in our beautiful home – everybody comments on the railings. In fact, our inspector was clearly impressed with their beauty and sturdiness! Thanks again. We’ll probably be in touch for more handrails.

Kim and Rod
Achieves results like this!
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Measure Twice, Cut Once….
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And even then, results will be spectacular!

This is the same project pictured above.

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Create an amazing outdoor living area,
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A great loft and stairs,
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Or something completely unique like carved birds and barnwood!
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I’m excited to beautify your home next.
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May Hawaiian rainbows shine on your railings!
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