Wood Stair Railing on Stone Staircase

Wooden Stair Handrail
Wooden Stair Handrail

Natural materials mingle with apricot hues to create a warm and welcoming glow in this stair railing in stone staircase. Not to mention, the look is lovely! Let’s take a peek at all the fine details of this sprawling staircase from top to bottom.

As you can see in the picture above, a stairway is more than a means to get from one level of your house to another. It is a major architectural design feature. And the right railing in the right surroundings can turn a staircase into something special.

Ideas for Wooden Stairs
Ideas for Wooden Stairs

The wood stair railing is constructed from natural wood materials to complement the fieldstone walls. Amazingly, the look of this stair railing in stone staircase is a mix of elegance and rustic. The custom handrail features a top rail, while two additional rails frame the balusters like a piece of art.

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Wood Stair Railing Stone Staircase
Wood Stair Railing Stone Staircase

Flowing Mountain Laurel branches create the fluid infill. This is another unique feature as no two branches and therefore, no two sections are alike. Rough bark covers the balusters and creates an interesting contrast to the smooth and polished rails.

Variegated wood landings connect the platform stairway as it changes direction on its long way down to the lower level. Thick stair treads are made to match other elements in the stairway, beautifully. Additionally, the open riser stairs add an element of airiness to the staircase.

The walls along the staircase are faced with irregular fieldstone creating a mosaic pattern. Multi-colored stones in neutral overtones contrast nicely with the chestnut stained rails.

Wood Stair Hand Railing
Wood Stair Hand Railing

The stair railing in stone staircase is indeed the showpiece of this home. It flaunts an old world charm featuring natural elements. If you’re considering custom railings of exceptional beauty, send us your project details or questions to get started.

This lake time balcony railing mirrors the homeowners’ message of ease and enjoyment!

The owners of this cozy lakefront home wanted to define their interior with an openness that blends with the lake and outdoor scenery. They did this perfectly with a large balcony overlooking the great room, complemented with a staircase that’s open on one side.

To harmonize these architectural elements they tapped into the talents of craftsmen at Mountain Laurel Handrail. The rails and balusters feature natural overtones to enhance the home’s easy and relaxing feeling. All in all, this indoor space expresses the homeowners’ message perfectly. On Lake Time!

Wooden Handrails for Steps
Wooden Handrails for Steps

Blocky newel posts secure the post-to-post railing system. The linear handrails frame sinuous balusters crafted from branches covered in bark. It’s like bringing a splash of the outdoors in. As you can see in the picture, the railings are both functional and decorative.

What’s more, the ideal railings for a lakefront retreat should be easy to maintain and weather resistant. Mountain Laurel branches need little maintenance and withstand the moist environment of coastal or lakefront homes. That means more fun and less work for you.

Lake houses are all about easiness and enjoyment. In keeping with that principle, the homeowners’ decorated the interior with simplicity in mind. A few plaques with playful inscriptions and a couch with comfy pillows and cushions highlight the wall under the lake time balcony railing.

Here, the homeowners selected a soothing color theme. Cool blue hues are on spot with the coastal look. Additionally, light beige walls add to room’s breeziness. The railings stained in walnut add a touch of contrasting warmth.

Clearly, this indoor space along with its lake time balcony railing, opens up to a sunny day on the beach! To make the interior of your lakeside retreat as eye-catching as the view, consider Mountain Laurel railings.

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Wyoming Deck Railing


Hi James,
I’m sure you must be thinking you were never going to see these pictures…but I wanted foliage to look presentable after the long, long winter and also the deck floor needed a little TLC, so had to wait out the rainy season after the snow! I also enclosed a winter view for you, though I didn’t do the railings justice with my photo–it really did look striking when the snow landed on the twigs ‘just so’. The third shot is of that short railing I tried to describe when ordering last summer. You questioned my measurements, understandably, so wanted you to see the finished product on a privacy fence. Love, love, love our outdoor space!! Thank you for your patience!

– Vicki

Deck Railing Wyoming
Deck Railing Wyoming
Wyoming Snowy Deck Railing
Wyoming Snowy Deck Railing
Hot Tub Screen
Hot Tub Screen
Artistic Handrail Installed in Wyoming
Artistic Handrail Installed in Wyoming
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Mountain Laurel Branch Banister

Handrails for Stairs
Handrails for Stairs

These incredible handrails for stairs were custom built to exact specifications and then shipped to South Carolina for installation. Mountain Laurel Handrails are available nationwide in preassembled and easy to install sections. Contact today for more information and to get started on your project.

When the homeowner sent pictures, this is what he said:

We love it and get lots of compliments!

— Bryant
This homeowner opted to go with pine lumber on the handrail to match the pine shiplap on the interior walls. The newel post at the bottom of the stairs is set to the outside of the tread. This makes the bottom rail of this stair handrail set outside the stair stringer. This is the preferred installation method since it hides the unsightly triangle gap created if the handrail is set in line with the stair stringer and has to sit on the leading edge of the nosing of the tread instead. The homeowner wanted a stair banister to match the handrails for this stairs and since the handrails are of branches, of course that the banister should be as well. The carpenters on this project did a skillful job of joining the mountain laurel sticks that were provided to them. I especially love the step up about halfway up the stairs. The on site carpenters are definitely proficient woodworkers to recognize the innate utility of each piece of wood. A custom piece from Mountain Laurel Handrails will add unique style to your home. This incredible branch banister is the unique architectural element that defines this stair. At the top of the stairs, you’re greeted by a Mountain Laurel Handrail in the sunburst pattern with a Mountain Laurel Newel Post to finish the installation.

Though the long railing was quite a challenge for the carpenters, we are quite happy with them. Thank you.

— Jody

Attached are a few shots.

Branch Banister on Stairs
Branch Banister on Stairs
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Branch Banister with Sunburst Railing
Branch Banister with Sunburst Railing
Sunburst Pattern Branch Railing
Sunburst Pattern Branch Railing

Hi James,

Attached are 3 pictures. I really don’t feel they do your beautiful handiwork justice because the railing is going down a basement stair and the lighting is not too good. If you ever wanted to come over and photograph for yourself that would be wonderful. We’ve used the wall over the railing as a kind of Folk Art Gallery and everyone always comments on the railing. Let me know what you think. I loved looking at the new website. The home in Vermont is just gorgeous.

The end piece which “swoops” is my favorite feature. We love it.

— Sue
Laurel Branch Banister
Laurel Branch Banister
Rustic Branch Banister
Rustic Branch Banister

Add Art to Railings with Mountain Laurel Branch Banister

Mountain Laurel Banisters for stairs are a unique twist on traditional horizontal rails. The curved lines of the laurel branches add pizzazz to any porch, deck or fence, and make a distinctive statement indoors as well as out. Our designs are perfect for your country home or cabin, beach cottage or Texas ranch house. The unique designs also work well in formal settings, softening, the atmosphere and adding a touch of whimsy to your surroundings. As long as you are passionate about making your humble home extra beautiful, you can pretty much add anything you want. One of the things that can make houses ordinary is the railings. There are a lot of choices in the market today to beautify railings, but nothing beats the classic old way of putting up the Mountain Laurel Banisters, which is a distinct twist over the usual horizontal rails.
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Frames and Railings Made Out of Laurel Wood

To create a one of a kind indoor setting, highlight the distinctive rails with a natural banister created from laurel wood. A banister can also be mounted on the wall for use as a quilt rack, or as a spot to hang your collectibles. The homeowner who shared these pictures placed one under her folk art collection to accent the style. Consider including a section of laurel rails as part of your own home gallery. The distinctive curved patterns of the laurel branches create a work of art worthy of framing.

Mountain Laurel Branch Banister
Mountain Laurel Branch Banister

Hand Made Products Ready to Use

Mountain Laurel also produces eclectic chairs and coffee tables. Each order is built specifically to your needs, and is delivered ready to use. Our unique hand made products will set your nest apart from the rest. Come home to Mountain Laurel!

You can even specify the kind of designs that you like to fill your house with, or if you do not have the faintest idea how the Mountain Laurel Banister works, you can ask the staff to show you their best designs or let them take a look at your house so that they can think of designs that will fit your house.

It should not only be limited to houses. Since they are basically designed for any structures, they can beautify beach cottages, cabin or country home, or your old ranch house. There are also unique designs that balance well with formal settings, which soothe the ambiance and create a softening atmosphere.

To make a unique kind of indoor setting, the best way is to highlight the rails with banisters that are naturally created with laurel wood. These can also be used to build a quilt rack and mounted on the wall. It can also be used as a spot in your house where you can hang all your collectibles. Turn all your boring elements into something decorative with the laurel wood banisters. Even your own painting collection can be framed with laurel branches.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Like they say on Monty Python…

If you missed the first post of the finished, but not yet installed, custom designed and built wavy stair banister, then you’re in for a real treat today since I have the pictures of the installed piece. It came out AWESOME! There’s no doubt that this is a one-of-a-kind, work-of-art that was a real collaboration between the homeowner’s vision and the master woodworkers in our workshop.

Wavy Wood Banister Installed
Wavy Wood Banister Installed

On the left is the view from the bottom of the staircase looking up towards the landing. This is the longest of two runs of the banister. This piece was about 11′ long. The other piece was much shorter for only two steps at the top of the landing. Careful measurements and communication allowed our workshop to draw a model from which a cardboard template was cut out. The template was stepped off over the length of the blank piece. Once the lines were drawn on the lumber, the power tools came out and sawdust and wood chips started flying! A circular saw and belt sander were used for rough cutting of the blank, which was then finished to the desired 2″ diameter. The homeowner is going to stain and finish it once her color scheme is final.

Here’s what the homeowner had to say about her project:

The banister is finally up! YEY!!! It looks great. See the pictures. I think in reality it looks even nicer than on the pictures …. I have to finish my stairs first and then I will finish the banister. I think I may tint it to golden oak color and put teak oil. Thanks for all your help!

— Margaret
Custom Wood Banister
Custom Wood Banister
This is the view from the top of the landing down to the foot of the stairs. I can only imagine that it is quite amazing installed. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to see it since it was shipped from North Carolina to New Jersey.
Custom Banister
Custom Banister

Here are some other views of the custom wood banister. Even the cardboard template was cool; it looked like a lightning bolt.

Banister Plan
Banister Plan
Wavy Banister
Wavy Banister

Any project like this requires close coordination between onsite crew and offsite workshop. Exact measurements are so crucial to quality workmanship.

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