Category Archives: Information

Cedar Framed Gate

The designer requested a special gate of cedar beams and mountain laurel branches with a somewhat gothic feel to the curves. Read on to learn how we built a mountain laurel branch and cedar beam framed gate.

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100s of Deck Railing Ideas and Designs

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Mountain Laurel Branch Banister

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 More

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Deck Design Tips

I wanted to get some insights into what other professionals are thinking about when designing a deck. So I contacted some of the leaders of the home design, construction and product industries with a single question: “What is the best deck design tip you’d like to share?” The responses were interesting and included many good More

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Branch Railing and Twig Railing/Balusters

What is Branch Railing and Twig Railing? Branch railing and twig railing is a type of railing that is made with the twigs and branches of trees. Mountain laurel is a common tree to use for branch railing due to its strength, durability and intricate natural shapes. Guardrails are required along balconies, decks or stairs usually More

Deck Lighting

Standing on the deck  overlooking your yard, deck lighting is an easy and popular method to improve your enjoyment of your deck experience. These lights accent and highlight the special features of your deck. With many different choices, deck lighting adds beauty and elegance to your home.

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Mountain Laurel Handrail on Man Caves

So, we had a great day at the jobsite in New Jersey installing handrails for an exterior Man Cave. We started off the day removing a white metal porch railing, making some room for the pergola. It’s built with aromatic cedar which smells really nice when you cut it and has a nice red color. More

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Stick Finish Options

The results on this project speak for themselves! The homeowner went with an ipe decking but wanted a contrast for the railing lumber which is rough sawn red cedar 2x4s. The railings are finished on site with rough sawn cedar 1x4s and the top plate is a 1×6 ipe decking board. The sticks on this More

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