Rustic Stair Railing

Rustic Staircase Railing

Rustic Staircase Railing

The crew took a drive recently to install a rustic stair railing. Located near Mocksville, NC, this log home was in desperate need of a handrail for safety and ease of access to the second-floor loft.

Rustic Stair Railing Designs

Rustic Stair Railing Designs

All of the extended family, from paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother to the kindergarten-age granddaughter, were thrilled with the new look of the stairs. The best compliment came from the lady of the house who said,

“It looks even better than I imagined… And I have a pretty good imagination!” –Kristin

Rustic Stair Handrail

Rustic Stair Handrail

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With the vaulted ceiling and tongue and groove wood paneling, big timber rafters and antler chandelier hanging from the collar tie, this home is juuust right for this decorative handrail. Since there are already plenty of strong straight lines, the sinuous shapes of woven branches tie all the different wood elements together.

Rustic Stair Railing Interior

Rustic Stair Railing Interior

Working with a material palette that is mostly wood, it is a challenge to pick suitable colors and lumber. Since there’s so much wood already, it’s sometimes better to contrast slightly, as opposed to trying to find an exact color match. This is what was done here, using a lighter color stain on the same pine lumber lightens up the room a bit while the reddish mountain laurel branches work their magic!

Rustic Stair Railing Ideas

Rustic Stair Railing Ideas

Unique Rustic Staircase Railing

Another recent project features a unique rustic stair railing. The stairs ascend from the living room to the second floor and are an important visual element of the rustic home decor. The staircase is supported by an 8″ to 10″ diameter hickory log and finished at the bottom with a hickory newel post, both of which are in their natural state with the bark on.

Rustic Stair Railing

Rustic Stair Railing

The tree branch stair railing is built with of Mountain Laurel Handrails. With the stone wall in the background, this rustic stairs and handrail give the feeling of being in the woods near a rock face.

The contractor on the project said:

Hi James
This is the finished product at the Gibson residence in West Virginia.
The owners were very happy with the end result and it was a pleasure working with you on the project.
Thanks,
Rob Loar
Loar Home Improvement

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One Response to Rustic Stair Railing

  1. Annie Marie Peters says:

    This rustic stair railing is incredible! I’m really loving the mountain laurel handrails in the foreground with that stone mosaic wall in the back. The hickory log is quite dramatic too. Really nice work, you guys!