Deck Railing for Texas Lake House

The deck railings chosen for this lake house in Texas were Mountain Laurel Handrails! These railings make a great statement with the craftsman style siding and architecture on this home. The deck balusters are branches in the railing and really set this deck ahead of others on the lake!

Exterior Deck Railing
Exterior Deck Railing

The homeowner on this project sent pictures of the work in progress. The sun shines a little bit brighter when Mountain Laurel Handrails arrive and are uncrated, on the left. On the right, the crew sets the sections out in front of the posts for organizing and cutting to fit.

opening a crate with Mountain Laurel Handrails
Opening the Crate
setting out the handrail sections before installing
Ready to Install
laurel handrail sections set out to be cut to fit
Ready to be Cut
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Saw Station
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On the left, sections are ready to be cut. Since each section must be cut to fit, it’s important for the saw station to be near the work as shown in the picture on the right, which, incidentally, also pictures the best double bevel, compound sliding miter saw that DeWalt made.

laurel railing with built-in bench seating
Bench Seating

Built-in bench seating is a great way to make the deck more inviting and appealing especially during parties or when guest are visiting.

Deck Stairs Railing
Deck Stairs Railing

The flagstone walkway from the deck stairs to the boat house and lake.

Rustic Handrail
Rustic Handrail

Rustic handrail is the view from the master suite next to the hot tub.

Porch Handrail with ball floating on water
Porch Handrail
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The design of this deck is awesome and the ball that floats on water is too.

stairs railing
Stairs Railing

The carpenters on this project did a great job with this stairs railing section. Notice first how the top of the stair handrail and the flat handrail on the deck line up on either side of the post. The carpenters also had to modify this section to accommodate the angled stairs and the newel post being set back in so far from the edge.

Porch Handrail with Bench
Handrail with Bench
Deck Handrail
Deck Handrail

Here’s another two views of the built in benches and hot tub. There’s also a large porch swing for cozying up with your special someone to enjoy the view of the lake.

Hot Tub and Laurel Handrail
Hot Tub Handrail
Deck Furniture and Railing
Deck Furniture Railing

This is the corner of the deck by the master suite right next to the hot tub and some deck furniture perfect for a lazy brunch.

Texas Lake House
Texas Lake House
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Outdoor Handrails on the Deck

Mountain Laurel Deck Railing is the most artistic of all the deck railing designs. Made from branches from the mountain laurel tree, each section is a work of art unlike any other!

Outdoor Handrails
Outdoor Handrails
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Long spans of handrail are not advisable since regular posts are required for strength and support. These intermediate posts that hold up a handrail and not, for example, a porch are called newel posts. Here, we used a mountain laurel log about four inches in diameter as a newel post.

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Outdoor Railings
Outdoor Railings

The stairs and railing on this deck make a huge visual impact and are a highly visible element on this deck. Another custom feature on this project is the complete lattice behind the stairs eliminating the diagonal line of a banister.

Outdoor Railing for Stairs
Outdoor Railing for Stairs

These are pics of the top of the stairs landing and short landing extension that continues out past the line of the stairs.

Handrail Outdoor
Handrail Outdoor
Handrail Kits Outdoors
Handrail Kits Outdoors

Part of this deck has a roof over it for a nice covered porch to relax under when it’s raining or when the sun is beating down from overhead.

Decorative Outdoor Railing
Decorative Outdoor Railing
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Wooden Outdoor Handrails
Wooden Outdoor Handrails

This deck actually features two custom newel posts made out of mountain laurel. These are relatively difficult to install and are not a project for an inexperienced carpenter.

The Mountain Laurel Handrails
The Mountain Laurel Handrails

Mountain Laurel Handrail is the perfect choice with the surrounding forest as backdrop for these photos.

Stair Railing Outdoors
Stair Railing Outdoors
Outside Stair Railing
Outside Stair Railing
Outside Hand Railings
Outside Hand Railings
Outdoor Wood Handrails
Outdoor Wood Handrails
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