Mountain Laurel Banister for Stairs
Mountain Laurel Branch Banister is approximately 2″ diameter and each piece is unique. We provide the material cleaned and ready to endjoin. Your contractor installs and end joins on site and provides the mounting hardware.
Prices start at $12/lf plus shipping.
- 2″ approx diameter
- Cleaned and ready to endjoin
- You provide mounting hardware and supplies
- Branch species: Mountain laurel: Kalmia latifolia
Thank you, the deck is amazing and everyone comments on it.
The handrails are beautiful!!! We get so many compliments on them. You were great to work with and you created a work of art for our home.
We have finally gotten the deck painted and everyone loves the laurel railings. Thank you for making our backyard come alive!
Love, love, love the railings. Just stained them this week and they look great. Thanks again!
-Holly and Mark
Mountain Laurel Handrails are available nationwide in preassembled and easy to install sections. These incredible handrails for stairs were custom built to exact specifications and then shipped to South Carolina for installation. 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 of the banister 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.
Add Art to Railings with Mountain Laurel Branch Banister
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.
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.
Custom Lightning Bolt Banister
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.
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:
Here are some other views of the custom wood banister. Even the cardboard template was cool; it looked like a lightning bolt.
Any project like this requires close coordination between onsite crew and offsite workshop. Exact measurements are so crucial to quality workmanship.