Aloha from Mountain Laurel Handrails

Aloha from Mountain Laurel Handrails certainly captures the essence of an extraordinary curved railing system, custom built for a home in Hawaii!
Curved custom deck amazing woodwork
Curved custom deck amazing woodwork
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It features a sweeping curve, along with the use of indigenous materials, such as Lychee and Ohia wood, and unique Laurel branches. Take a look at how it all comes together to create a very special railing system.
Custom woodwork Hawaii
Custom woodwork Hawaii
Of course, bent or rounded railings add complexity and some difficulty to the design. Even so, you can see the amazing results based on high-quality and artistic masterwork of Mountain Laurel Handrails and local craftsmen in Hawaii.
Curved railing Hawaii
Curved railing Hawaii

The railing is custom bent to the homeowner’s specified radius. This is the challenging part since it entails the utmost of precision to implement. Here, it’s a generous arc sweeping around the entire upper level deck.

Deck railings Hawaii
Deck railings Hawaii
Mountain laurel branches fill the railing system with their natural beauty. The reddish-brown color of the twigs pair perfectly with other railing components made from Lychee and Ohia trees.
Hawaii rails
Hawaii rails

While the curved railing system itself is extraordinary, the design is topped off with a handsome top rail crafted from Lychee wood. This subtropical fruit tree is popular in Hawaiian gardens and landscapes.

Professional woodwork custom Lychee railing
Professional woodwork custom Lychee railing
Lychee features reddish brown wood with a dense quality. As such, it radiates an amazing polish as you can see in the pictures.
Gorgeous Hawaii woodwork
Gorgeous Hawaii woodwork
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Additionally, spherical Lychee cross sections cap the newel posts along the railing. Although it’s a small detail, it certainly packs a punch of visual interest.
Custom Ohia posts and Lychee top rail
Custom Ohia posts and Lychee top rail
The picture above shows custom made posts crafted from Ohia wood. Like Lychee, Ohia is another flowering evergreen tree. It’s a native species commonly found in the Hawaiian Islands. Wood from the Ohia tree is hard with a fine texture and also displays a light to medium reddish-brown hue. The novel use of indigenous materials helps to preserve the architectural integrity of the Hawaiian Islands.
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Mountain Laurel handrails Hawaii rainbow

Aloha from Mountain Laurel Handrails with a Rainbow!

Double rainbow over Hawaiian deck
Double rainbow over Hawaiian deck
Ultimately, decks are for enjoying and relaxing. The homeowner captures one of those precious moments with a snapshot of a rainbow highlighting a peaceful view of the Pacific.
Mountain Laurel Handrails in Hawaii
Mountain Laurel Handrails in Hawaii

Incidentally, notice how beautifully branch balusters blend with the landscape.

Curved deck and railing Hawaii
Curved deck and railing Hawaii

I hope you enjoyed our post–Aloha from Mountain Laurel Handrails. If you have any questions about the particulars of curved railings, please contact us at Mountain Laurel Handrails.

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Rustic Pergola in Tennessee

As you can see, this rustic pergola in Tennessee isn’t your ordinary landscaping structure. Its eye-catching details transform the yard into a charming and cozy outdoor living space… perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing alone in the hot tub. Let’s explore some of these extraordinary elements.
Rustic pergola in Tennessee
Rustic pergola in Tennessee
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Cut timbers and twigs shape the rustic pergola’s structure creating an unexpected visual contrast. Specifically, linear cross beams intersect at the roof maintaining the traditional pergola style, while curving branches twist and turn around the pergola’s perimeter.
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Notice the fine detailing nestled under the roof’s edge.
Tennessee rustic pergola
Tennessee rustic pergola
Clearly, genuine Mountain Laurel branch railings are a natural fit in outdoor structures. This is particularly true when mingled with nature’s other elements, such as feathery grasses and flowering plants painting the landscape.
Hot tub pergola Laurel railings
Hot tub pergola Laurel railings

Curvy Branches Make the House Flow

In order to create a cohesive look throughout this home’s exterior, the owners use Mountain Laurel branches and large wooden pillars time and again.

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For instance, the textural materials used in the rustic pergola attached to the side of the house, also decorate this welcoming front porch.
Tennessee Mountain Laurel handrails
Tennessee Mountain Laurel handrails

Additionally, in keeping with a rustic theme, Laurel railings line the deck connecting the pergola to the porch.

Laurel railings at entry
Laurel railings at entry
And finally, rustic stair railings and pillars greet guests at the entryway.
Laurel railings at night
Laurel railings at night

Outdoor lighting provides safety and clear vision at night, but just as importantly it creates eye appeal. Here, a string of lights along with bullet lighting draws attention to the front porch, noticeably illuminating the beauty of the branching balusters.

Conversely, to shield the porch from the sun’s bright rays during the day, the homeowners installed vibrant outdoor fabric.

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Rustic pergola at night
Rustic pergola at night
Again, here is an example of an attractive lighting scheme used in the rustic pergola with laurel railings in Tennessee. Notice how the light fixtures shine on the intricate woodwork in the pergola’s roof and railing.

Garden Art That’s Functional

Tennessee home entry
Tennessee home entry
Using the rustic pergola with laurel railings as the focal point, the homeowners integrate other outdoor comforts to create the perfect outdoor escape. These amenities include — a patio dining set in chili red and a chiminea outdoor fireplace. Like the pergola, these functional pieces also serve as garden art. And of course, flowering plants add pops of color throughout.
Planting table with Laurel accent
Planting table with Laurel accent
Here, a planting table is accented with Mountain Laurel branches. This is another good example of the fusing of function with art.
Mountain Laurel stair railing with flowers
Mountain Laurel stair railing with flowers
Here is a close-up view of natural Mountain Laurel twigs with each artistically placed along the stairs.
Laurel railings hot tub pergola
Laurel railings hot tub pergola

Pergolas can be freestanding or attached to a house like this rustic pergola in Tennessee. When joined, it becomes an outdoor extension of the home’s living space. For example, patio doors open right up to a hot tub, barbecue, and a sitting area.

So, would you devote more time outdoors if you had a rustic pergola? If yes, contact Mountain Laurel Railing to share your vision of the perfect outdoor escape.

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Mountain home Tennessee
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Big Sky Montana Railing

Big Sky Montana railing gets its inspiration from the rugged terrain and other natural surroundings of this home’s amazing locality.

Montana, nicknamed Big Sky Country is famous for its magnificent mountains, alpine forests and abundant wildlife. So instinctively, the homeowners wanted to incorporate local elements into their interior design.

Big Sky Montana Railing

Natural and rustic, the Big Sky Montana railing artfully outlines this staircase from the balcony to the landing. Rough hewn posts recreate the look of early mountain-style architecture. In similar style, organic Mountain Laurel twigs twist and turn forming a unique pattern within each railing section.

The large, black bolts used to mount the railings to the staircase add another vintage touch. Rugged metal caps top the posts. It’s amazing how these small accents make a big impact on the railing’s bucolic appearance.

Here’s what the Montana homeowner had to say about his new railings:


James,

Thanks for everything, they look great. I’m quite sure you’ll be seeing a few more orders from Big Sky, everyone is oohing and aahing over these.

Thanks again, quality product

Jesse V.

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Big game hunting is part of Montana’s culture and history. In keeping with tradition, a Rocky Mountain elk chandelier shines above the staircase. Notice how this rustic light fixture complements the Big Sky Montana railing perfectly.

We also like the towering, wood paneled wall on the right that completes the look. The panels and railings boast a matching walnut stain, which pops out against celadon walls in the backdrop.

Big Sky Montana Railing
Mountain Laurel Handrail Big Sky Montana

The picture above is a close-up view of Mountain Laurel branch balusters, showing their interesting details–bark and all.

This foyer offers an eye-catching mix of architectural styles, local elements and traditions. Overall, the form displays a dash of contemporary design, while the Big Sky Montana railing features classic mountain-style architecture.

Enhance the natural beauty of your mountain retreat with the one-of-a-kind look of Mountain Laurel Handrails.

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Big Sky Montana Railing
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House Boat Timber Frame Handrail

We know branch railings have become very popular, but we never thought we’d see them on a houseboat. Of course, this isn’t an ordinary houseboat. And the one-of-a-kind handrails make it just that much more extraordinary!

House Boat Timber Frame Handrail
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This houseboat with a timber frame branch railing is actually a floating house. These homes on the water often serve as a seasonal or permanent residence. What makes this one so unique is its classic and timeless half-timber design–a popular European style dating back centuries.

House Boat Timber Frame Handrail
House Boat
House Boat Timber Frame Handrail
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On display are features characteristic of a timber frame home. Notably, timbers and handrails painted in black offer a sharp contrast to the houseboat’s white plaster façade. The decorative second-floor overhang is also a distinctive feature.

House Boat Timber Frame Handrail
Timber Frame Boathouse

French-style glass doors open up to the outdoor balcony for a beautiful view. As you can see in the pictures, the railings are as decorative as they are functional. Branch balusters weave together to form a strong and secure safety feature while adding natural charm to an already enchanting home on the water.

House Boat Timber Frame Handrail
Timberframe House Boat
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Non-navigable floating homes don’t have an engine and propeller for propulsion power. To get around, a tugboat tows the houseboat with a timber frame branch railing through the calm and sunny bay.

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The lines and curves of the architectural elements add visual appeal next to the boat house’s white background. Several bold, black pillars form sweeping arches while meandering branch balusters craft an artistic twist.
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Boat Dock
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Boat Dock Branch Railing

Below is a close-up view of the railing’s balusters. The organic branches weather well and suit this outdoor setting on the cove beautifully. Also notice the striking contrast between their natural reddish-tan color and the deep brown, almost black stain on the steps.

Boat House Stair Railing
Boat house frame handrail

We hope you found this houseboat with a timber frame branch railing as interesting and eye-catching as we did. It just goes to show the unlimited and unexpected uses of Mountain Laurel handrails. Consider integrating the beauty of branches in your next exterior or interior design project!

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Oklahoma Deck Railing In Sync with the Setting

Creatively designed and custom crafted, the Oklahoma deck railing brings artistic flair to a rustic ranch home in the country.
Deck Handrail in Oklahoma
Deck Handrail in Oklahoma

The owner of this ranch home is a commercial architect. He designed the exterior to incorporate so many amazing rustic elements, such as the branch handrail, poplar bark shingles, log posts and horizontal cedar siding.

The style of the handrails is the same as those featured at the Lake of Lissara Lodge. Within each railing section, linear timbers sculpt a beautiful geometrical frame. The framework surrounds unique, curvilinear patterns of Mountain Laurel branches. As an added dimension of visual interest, bold newel posts intersect each frame.

Deck Railing in Oklahoma
Deck Railing in Oklahoma
A sweeping platform deck extends the length of the house in front and along the side. Sinuous branch balusters covered in bark decorate the deck from many angles handsomely. An overhanging roof conveniently shades and shelters the porch. Complete with comfy patio outdoor furniture, this cozy spot is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the tranquil view.
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Oklahoma Deck Railing
Oklahoma Deck Railing
Notice how the overall lines in the Oklahoma deck railing are in perfect sync with the roof line. The simplicity of this house design with a low profile coalesces charmingly with Oklahoma’s country setting.
Oklahoma Porch Railing
Oklahoma Porch Railing

In the picture above you can see how amazing the railings and woodwork look in the sunshine! Natural wood elements add warmth and beauty to this setting.

If you are looking for an exterior deck railing that captures the essence of a simple, rural lifestyle, consider Mountain Laurel Handrails.

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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.

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Cali Deck Railing

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.
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Rustic Balcony Railing
Rustic Balcony Railing
Balcony Railing with Antler Chandelier
Balcony Railing with Antler Chandelier
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Balcony Handrails
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