Rustic Handrails

Rustic Handrails

Rustic Handrails for the Home

One of the biggest challenges of rustic living is finding alternatives to modern building designs that capture the beauty of nature, and rustic handrails are ideally suited for this task. Putting average railings on your decks, stairs and landings detract from the organic look of your home or log cabin. Even more, contemporary structures can use a touch of nature to tie them into the landscape. Rustic deck railings can add just the right amount of nature to any structure but how do you find the one that has both form and function? Continue Reading…

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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 where there is a height difference of more than 30″. A tree branch railing can be functional and also an amazing addition to any space!

Interior Twig Railing

Interior Twig Railing

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Decorative Deck Railing

It’s been a while since I went to the Lissara Lodge and witnessed firsthand all the great work they were doing. I caught up with them recently and got a bunch of new pictures of the decorative deck railing to share.

Decorative Deck Railing

Decorative Deck Railing

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Interior Balcony Railing

A home in Wisconsin spotlights stunning style for a cabin loft with its interior balcony railing. This large loft adds function to the open concept design.  As a multipurpose area, it can be used for extra sleeping quarters, a playroom and much more. But just as importantly, a loft’s design can make a huge visual impact as you will see in the pictures below.

Interior Wood Balcony Railing

Interior Wood Balcony Railing

Here, robust glass windows provide an abundance of natural light to brighten the loft. At the same time, the sun’s rays highlight the room’s details such as hefty, wooden beams and Laurel branch railings. The view captures a beautiful blend of geometric and organic shapes. Continue Reading…

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Upstate New York Deck Railing

Mountain Laurel Handrails are custom built works of art. Like any project, a successful result is usually due to planning and hard work. This project was no exception. The homeowner, carpenter, brick mason were in regular communication with the Wood Railing Workshop to make sure that all the details were right.

Rustic Porch Railing in Upstate New York

Rustic Porch Railing in Upstate New York

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Mountain Laurel Handrails in North Carolina

Get a taste of North Carolina with handrails and railings made in the resort lodge style! These Mountain Laurel Handrails were installed on this cozy home in Highlands, North Carolina. The mountains of Western North Carolina is where the traditional art of using mountain laurel branches and twigs for rustic deck railing began. The local craftsmen and carpenters recognized the inherent beauty of the sticks and began a style which now decorates homes across the United States. Continue Reading…

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Balcony Railing

An Important Architectural Element

Many modern homes incorporate some type of great room and loft to create an open feel to the living space. This means that there is often a balcony railing that is prominent in the great room or living area. Take your time selecting the railing idea that is right for you.

Balcony Handrail

Balcony Handrail

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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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Deck Lighting

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