Stair Railing

Stair Railing Kits & Systems

$80/Linear Foot + Shipping

Product Info

Description

Stairs are a great way to add some movement to the interior of your home! These are custom built to your measurements. Sections are shipped nationwide and delivered to your location ready-to-install. This easy railing system install means that on-site labor costs are reduced and overall build cycle times are decreased.

 

Handrails for outside your home! Shop options for your deck and outdoor living.

Specifications

  • Section Height: You provide measurements
  • Section Length: You provide post to post measurements
  • Section Angle: You provide angle
  • Typical top and bottom rails: western red cedar 2×4
  • Paint or stain on lumber included typ.
  • No space bigger than a 4″ sphere
  • Branch species: Mountain laurel: Kalmia latifolia
  • Branch diameter: approx 0.5″ to 1.5″
  • Installation instructions
  • Product Guide
  • Paint or stain available for sticks 
  • Made in the USA

Reviews

Baileys CabinBaileys Cabin
14:13 15 Jun 24
The decision to add branch railing added more rustic charm to our rental cabin, Bailey’s Cabin On The Creek, in Bryson City, North Carolina. Even though James with Mountain Laurel Handrail makes handrails to install, we decided to take on the project ourselves. When we picked up the branches, Pete and Cam shared their tips and tricks on creating these unique railings over the years. Now, we have beautiful handrails at our cabin for all to enjoy. Thanks guys!
Shanda CornettShanda Cornett
12:36 04 Jun 24
Wonderful Company and Beautiful products!!
Scott ElliottScott Elliott
16:18 25 May 24
James was great to deal with! Will be a long term customer in future
Buzz CorenBuzz Coren
18:06 24 May 24
In addition to amazing design and craftsmanship James is generous with educating about his work and responsive with inquiries. Highly recommended!
Dorene HortonDorene Horton
22:35 13 May 24
Beautiful railings. James was great to work with. He was honest and does great work! I am ordering more for the inside of the house. I will send photos when the house is complete. Thank you!!
Adam ShaneAdam Shane
02:48 08 May 24
Looks great and holding up well after 10 years. Great products
Geneva YatesGeneva Yates
20:42 07 May 24
Love my rails. Everybody comments on them.
Jonathon DunfordJonathon Dunford
19:47 07 May 24
Great railing builder who really cares about his product and clients. Beautiful for any log cabin or rustic house. Highly recommend
Aimee HollandAimee Holland
15:00 06 May 24
The remarkable craftsmanship of the handrails took our beautiful mountain home in the treetops to a new level! The highlight of our home!
John WrightJohn Wright
19:46 05 May 24
It was a pleasure working with James to custom build some rails for a staircase. They are absolutely beautiful. James promptly returned all calls and emails and was more than willing to discuss our DIY project and gave us pointers for installation. The way business should be conducted. Thanks.
Jim SJim S
19:36 02 May 24
Another great rail installed. Love the look and the character of the wood!
Samuel EvansSamuel Evans
15:47 15 Apr 24
We love the railings and get many complements on them. Thanks for a quality product.
Howard PlemmonsHoward Plemmons
21:04 09 Apr 24
This is the second order made to mountain laurel handrail. I can’t say enough good things about James and the folks at mountain laurel. They produce a stunning product and their customer service is exceptional.
Jean WattJean Watt
00:06 20 Feb 24
We just started putting up our new handrail and I LOVE it! Friends are amazed at the design and cant wait to see it finished. Will definitely add Pictures when its done! Thank you MLH!
Battle WallBattle Wall
00:51 17 Feb 24
James did our western cedar wood and Laures deck rails about 15 years ago. The Laurels are like new, naturally aged. Everyone that seem them is impressed. We are so happy with them.
ScottScott
20:06 09 Feb 24
Laurel hardwood handrails add such a unique “look” to any project. James and his team do a great job with this unique product. I added laurel handrails on my treehouse deck and stairway and they always get rave comments when people see them for the first time. I highly recommend them.
Mary Ann FairMary Ann Fair
12:51 08 Feb 24
Excellent craftsmanship and precision of dimensions for rhododendron rail system for this build. James is a delight to work with. Looking forward to our next opportunity of working together!
Brian WestBrian West
23:49 06 Feb 24
Our Landscape design firm, Aristotle Design Group designed and built a tree house using Mountain Laurel Handrails for the front porch. James’ offerings were a unique option that perfectly matched our clients’ aesthetics and blended perfectly into the wooded surroundings.
Joseph SachterJoseph Sachter
14:13 25 Jan 24
Great product, great experience. Note that we hired a carpenter to install the rail, so I can’t speak to that part of it.
NotRed RobNotRed Rob
21:54 23 Jan 24
Amazing company! We purchased just the mountain laurel material because we wanted to incorporate the existing top and bottom logs on our River Cabin in 2013. Fast forward to 2022 and the logs we saved were now rotten but the mountain laurels were good as new, so we re-used them in the new railings. Absolutely love them!!
Peter YoungPeter Young
21:21 19 Jan 24
James took my measurements and created panels that dramatically upgraded the appearance of our cabin and made it infinitely safer for our grandkids.
Michael BradyMichael Brady
21:51 11 Jan 24
Has been able to supply me with all I have needed to do my railings on three structures at our lake house. We always get the question”where did you get the material?” And I always tell them about James and his company’s work.
Gus KatsigiannisGus Katsigiannis
01:37 14 Dec 23
Excellent service, timely delivery and gorgeous handrails what else is there to desire?
Ed HutterEd Hutter
22:36 21 Nov 23
Great Product and knowledgeable company.
Jim BryanJim Bryan
18:10 17 Nov 23
Many compliments on our porch railing at Mountain cabin. Hard to believe it has been almost 10 years.
BC MBC M
15:09 17 Nov 23
I submitted a CAD drawing with dimensions and angles. The railings were built to the specs. We love the way they look in our cabin.
Bernadette MastermanBernadette Masterman
17:49 23 Oct 23
Mountain Laurel Handrails are gorgeous and beautifully constructed. The whole process to order was was super easy. Delivery on site and installation was user friendly. Highly recommend
Michael FolksMichael Folks
22:37 06 Oct 23
I enjoyed working with James. He was very helpful and super responsive to all my questions as we went through the process. The quality, beauty, and true uniqueness of the laurel railings he built for my rock stairs in the back of my NC mountain cabin exceeded my expectations.
Lee CarpenterLee Carpenter
10:36 04 Oct 23
Truly beautiful product and James is great to work with!
Amy DeckerAmy Decker
19:46 24 Aug 23
I had an amazing experience working with Mountain Laurel Handrails. They turned out beautifully.
Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander
00:23 15 Aug 23
Received rails that were well packaged. Took a little planning to figure how to cut and mount, especially the corners with a 45 degree angle. All turned out well and am pleased with the final product.
Dannie McLaughlinDannie McLaughlin
15:15 07 Aug 23
I can't say enough good things about Mountain Laurel Handrails and James Pader. Not only are the handrails beautiful and exactly what we wanted, the customer service was also superlative. James was very responsive when I had questions about measurements and installation instructions. One of the rails was damaged in shipping and James immediately sent a replacement. The handrails definitely add the perfect final touch to our tree house.
Julie YoungJulie Young
21:52 03 Aug 23
These handrails really set off the rustic look in our cabin. I shopped around and although there are other companies that make a similar product, they were out of our price range. I was so happy to find these.
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How To Measure For Stair Railings

Since each staircase is different, no two stair railings are the same. Each stair railing must be measured properly and precisely to ensure the best fit. Start by installing the posts at the top and bottom of the stairs. Measure up off the nosing of the tread 34.5″ for a 2x top cap or 35.25″ for a 1x top cap and make a mark on the posts. Tie a string to connect these marks on the top and bottom posts. Measure the length of the string between the posts and this is the long-to-short measurement. Check the angle of the string with a speed square and provide this number in degrees. Using a tape measure, put the end of the tape on a nosing of one tread and find the shortest measurement which will be perpendicular to the angle of the stairs. Check multiple treads and provide an average measurement, usually approximately one half inch shorter than the actual tight measurement.


  1. Mark posts top and bottom
  2. Tie a string
  3. Measure the length of the string
  4. Check the angle of the string
  5. Measure the height of the string perpendicular to the stairs
Use this image to help measure your stair railing.
Use this image to help measure your stair railing.

For stair railings, please provide the following information as shown in the drawing below:

  • Long to short measurement
  • Angle of the stairs in degrees
  • Section height measured perpendicular to the angle of the stairs not plumb. Take a framing square and rest it on the nosing of the treads and measure like the tongue of the square.
  • The side the section is on as you stand at the bottom of the stairs and look up.
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