A California Deck Takes Advantage of the Views

California Deck Railing
California Deck Railing
We couldn’t imagine a better deck railing for this cozy home hidden away in a California forest. While railings are available in many materials from wood to metal and glass, this one with bark covered branches clearly is the perfect choice. The following pictures will show how the right railing design is key to preserving the character of your home and its surroundings.
California Rustic Railing
California Rustic Railing
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Notice how the branching balusters in the California deck railing echo the shapes of the pine trees beyond. These complementing forms ease the transition from the outdoor living space to the landscape seamlessly and… beautifully! In fact, the Mountain Laurel railing becomes part of the landscape.

Deck Railing CA
Deck Railing CA

The homeowners further customize their deck by selecting chunky, yellow pine posts to support each railing section. The wood grain features natural whorls or knots that enhance the overall rustic look of the outdoor space.

As a design note, we like the way meandering branch balusters contrast with the linear floor boards. The variation in form adds a visual twist to the California deck railing.

Rustic Branch Handrail California
Rustic Branch Handrail California

Beyond beauty, the Mountain Laurel handrail is necessary as a safety feature. The platform deck rests on the edge of a steep slope. By installing the decking system, the homeowners are able to turn this area into use-able outdoor living space. And of course, now they can relax while taking advantage of the incredible view!

Cali Deck Railing
Cali Deck Railing

From concept to installation, take the time to craft the right railing design to capitalize on your outdoor surroundings. As you can see, the homeowners of this California deck railing did just that. The result allows for more outdoor living space, greater visual appeal and beautiful views. To make your dream railing a reality contact Mountain Laurel Railing today!

This handrail installed on a breezeway for a home in Palo Alto, California really shows off all there is to love about these intricate wood railings.

At Mountain Laurel Handrails, we help you to choose the best deck railings, furniture, and other exterior and interior railings to give your home an elegant rustic feel, a real mountain home. To keep the theme going throughout your beautiful house is simple and requires only small adjustments to your existing house.

I’ll attach the pictures I have! The project was finished some time ago and turned out beautiful. Send me a link so I can see what you put up.

Regards,

Thomas Jordan

Mountain Laurel Handrails is dedicated to helping California residents enhance the style of their homes with high quality hardwood handrails. No state has the diverse range of landscapes that California can boast and whether you live in Northern California, the Bay area, Central California or Southern California, you deserve to have a beautiful place where you can step outside and view the great outdoors.

Handrail in Palo Alto California
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The handrails that you use to complete your deck will help to determine its level of safety while enhancing its appearance, so you don’t want to settle for anything less than the best. Mountain Laurel Handrails stands out due to the painstaking attention to detail with which every one of our hardwood deck rails is manufactured. When you choose our deck rails for your California home, you can be certain that you’re getting the absolute best solution to enhance your exterior decor and ensure that you can safely enjoy the beauty of your view.

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Before Railing Installation
Before Railing Installation
From Palo Alto to Pasadena to every other corner of the state, California countless homeowners have put their trust in Mountain Laurel Handrails. Not only do we offer the very best deck railings that money can buy, but we also offer a wide array of other hardwood railing products to help complete the look of your home. We have created a number of interior railings to bring the beauty of handcrafted hardwood into indoor spaces in living rooms, bedrooms, entryways and other locations in homes. Whether your decor is rustic, modern, inspired by nature or country chic, we can create an interior railing design that will add to the ambiance of your space perfectly.
Mountain Laurel Handrail Installed in Palo Alto, CA
Mountain Laurel Handrail Installed in Palo Alto, CA
Handrail Installation in Progress
Handrail Installation in Progress
Railing Installer in Palo Alto
Railing Installer in Palo Alto

At Mountain Laurel Handrails, we have the expertise and skills needed to create quality hardwood railing for any use inside or outside California homes. We offer curved railings and log railings as well as custom decorative railings that are designed to order. If you have a project in mind for your California home that calls for a special decorative flourish, let us transform your idea into a high quality wood railing that will look just as you pictured and stand the test of time to bring beauty to your home for years to come.

The difference in the quality of Mountain Laurel Handrails comes from our unique approach to manufacturing. We don’t mass produce our railings for California homes along an assembly line. Instead, we individually craft each railing by hand the traditional way. Our team of independent woodworkers takes pride in every wood railing that we produce, working hard to ensure that each piece is flawless. By using only the finest of hardwoods, we are able to offer an unparalleled level of quality to customers throughout California.

Whether you’re looking for the ideal railing to complete the deck in your California home, want something beautiful to line your walkway or would like to finish off your interior with a gorgeous handcrafted railing, Mountain Laurel Handrails is ready to assist you. Contact us today to learn more or fill out the form to the right to request a product guide.

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Installing Mountain Laurel Handrails is easy!

Basic carpentry tools and skills are required, however. Here you can see that the carpenters have out the most important tool: the jobsite work radio. The radio is the first thing to come out of the truck with all the power cords and electrical boxes, and the last thing to get put away in the evening. But seriously, the carpenters are using a level to make sure that the railings are level as they are installed between the posts. A circular saw is needed for cutting the ends of the sections as well as additional lumber and boards that are required to complete the project. An air compressor and nail gun make installing certain boards quick and efficient. Mountain Laurel Handrail sections need to be screwed into the posts to get a strong connection and attachment point.

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West Virginia Deck Railing

What would a country home in the Appalachia be without a covered porch and West Virginia deck railing?
West Virgina Deck Railing
West Virgina Deck Railing

Large sprawling porches are an enduring feature of West Virginia homes. During hot and humid summers before modern conveniences, one would simply step outside to relax under the shade of an overhanging porch in the cool Appalachian breeze. That good old-fashioned tradition is still embraced today. This alluring country-style home with its spacious veranda is a fine example.

Mountain Laurel Handrails were shipped to West Virginia for the deck railing. Twig and branch railings also get their roots from craftsmanship in the Appalachians. Early settlers constructed and enhanced their homes with local materials—everything was handmade. They would use limbs and twigs from Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel trees to build functional railings that now can be considered folk art.

In this West Virginia deck railing, our craftsmen interwove twisting and turning branches between top and bottoms rails to create functional pieces of art. The homeowner left the bark covered branches in their natural reddish brown hue. This creates a striking contrast to the wood rails and posts stained in antique white. The chamfered posts are also a nice detail.

Notice in the picture below the small shrubs planted in the landscape. As they grow they’ll form a lush green skirt along the front porch

Easthaven Railings
Easthaven Railings

These large, covered front porches characteristic of West Virginia homes also fostered community ties. Today, we can’t think of a more welcoming way to greet family, neighbors and visitors than with an inviting West Virginia deck railing.

The Mountain Laurel Handrail is the perfect match for this country porch looking out over the serene mountain valley covered in trees. Consider the enduring beauty of twig and branch railings for the porch on your country or mountain-style home.

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North Dakota Lodge Balcony Railing

North Dakota Lodge Balcony and Stair Railing
North Dakota Lodge Balcony and Stair Railing
The homeowner on this project wanted something that would match her husband’s mounted trophies but would also be artistic and creative. She found the perfect balcony handrail for her North Dakota lodge in Mountain Laurel Handrails. Custom build branch railings are the crowning touch for the timber-framed lodge with its full balcony and central staircase.
Rustic Balcony Railing
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Rustic Balcony Railing
Rustic Balcony Railing
Balcony Railing with Antler Chandelier
Balcony Railing with Antler Chandelier
North Dakota Lodge Balcony Railing
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Balcony Handrails
Balcony Handrails
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Barnwood Railing with Carved Birds

Rustic Barnwood Railing
Rustic Barnwood Railing

It’s always a pleasure working with creative homeowners who entrust us to build amazing creations for their homes, but this one is extra-special…

And, it’s only the beginning!

The homeowner loved the Mountain Laurel Handrails but decided that she wanted a much more rustic feel and a totally unique look.

While discussing different wood types and species, I recommended some wood from an old barn that had been recently salvaged. I though that this would be a perfect fit for what she had in mind, so I sent her some pictures; she agreed.

The next step was the addition of the carved birds which the homeowner provided. These were tricky to integrate into the weave of the railing, but the finished look is as if Audobon is watching them in the forest!

And, as promised, there’s more to come. Once the project is installed, I’ll be back to share the finish pictures which have rustic Mountain Laurel Newel Posts in addition to some more carved wood creations!

Bluebird in Branch Railing
Bluebird in Branch Railing
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Barn Wood Railing
Barn Wood Railing
Rustic Barn Wood Handrail
Rustic Barn Wood Handrail
Carved Bird Custom Railing
Carved Bird Custom Railing
Carved Cardinal Mounted to Railing
Carved Cardinal Mounted to Railing
Red Cardinal in the Winter Forest
Red Cardinal in the Winter Forest
Railing with Carved Birds
Railing with Carved Birds
Bird in Railing
Bird in Railing
Branch Handrail with Bird
Branch Handrail with Bird
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[[UPDATE]] New Pictures [[UPDATE]]

Take a look at the pictures of the finished project and leave a comment with your thoughts!
I think the combination of the materials is absolutely amazing combined with the unique space yields a truly one-of-a-kind installation: art.

Balcony Railing with Carved Wood Face
Balcony Railing with Carved Wood Face
Mountain Laurel Handrail with Carved Birds
Mountain Laurel Handrail with Carved Birds
Balcony Branch Railing
Balcony Branch Railing
Rustic Barnwood Railing
Rustic Barnwood Railing
Barnwood Balcony Handrail
Barnwood Balcony Handrail
Unique Balcony Handrail
Unique Balcony Handrail
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