Mountain Laurel Handrails - Wood Railing

Wood Railing

Transform Your Home
Into a Stunning Work of Art

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Curved Wooden Railings

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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wooden handrails

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.

Outdoor Handrails

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

Michael
They can be installed throughout the home and look great outside…
Outdoor Railings

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…
Snow on handrails

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…
Stain stair railing

It looks even better than I imagined… And I have a pretty good imagination!

Kristin
Simply incredible on a curved balcony…
Curved balcony railing

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.
Modern stair railing

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…
Pine railing
Or more traditional peeled locust…
Locust handrails
Or create something unique like this mountain laurel branch top rail and yellow pine bottom.
Rustic laurel stair rail
The Lissara style was designed to be especially intriguing…
Lissara style mountain laurel handrail

Thanks again for the great product. Compliments continue regarding the rails.

Lang
While horizontal top and bottom rails showcase the joinery…
Horizontal top and bottom railing
Custom shapes are no problem…
Custom shape railing

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.
Extra tall railing
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 $15/lf plus shipping.

Mountain Laurel Banister Railing
Sunburst pattern, Mountain Laurel Newel Post and Branch Banister
Sunburst wood banister
Railings meet the 4″ sphere rule.
Custom outdoor handrails
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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.

Ready to install wood handrail section
Sample sections shown here
Easy to install wood railings

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 $60/lf plus shipping. To quote your project, I need your total linear footage and city/state for delivery.

Preassembled mountain laurel handrail

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
Sunburst style mountain laurel handrail
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.

Stain colors on cedar and pine wood
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 $15/lf.

Mountain laurel stained sticks
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What Information is Needed to Order?

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.

Laurel handrail architectural drawing

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.

Stairs railing section on angle
Measure stairs nosing

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.

shipping out railings
forklift moves handrails boxed

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.

unpackage handrails
handrails layout section prepare to mark
cutting handrails sections to fit
custom stairs section wood railing

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…
laurel railing in cedar house

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!
stairs railing
Measure Twice, Cut Once….
stairs handrails measuring mistake
And even then, results will be spectacular!

This is the same project pictured above.

wood stair railing
Create an amazing outdoor living area,
outdoor living area
A great loft and stairs,
balcony railing
Or something completely unique like carved birds and barnwood!
rustic barnwood railing
I’m excited to beautify your home next.
mountain laurel handrails company owner
May Hawaiian rainbows shine on your railings!
hawaii handrails in rainbow light
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