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Iron Railing Craftsmanship

If you’re looking for a custom crafted deck railing, make sure you check out mountain laurel handrails. These are all specially built to fit your exact deck!

Check out this picture of an iron railing that was also custom built. The photographer did a great job with the shot too!

wet concrete railings

here’s a cool pic of an iron railing design reflected in a puddle on a concrete slab. I really love the abstract nature of this shot. It’s so cool!

lake and railing

check out this picture of an idyllic lake and sky. It’s shot through a metal railing that the photographer used to separate the composition. The bars divide the air, earth and water to highlight each element. Here is another deck railing that is sure to please!

purple dock railing

here’s a great shot of dock railing. the sunset on the lake has it lit up like a neon sign. The sky and the lake also show a wide range of purples, reds and pinks. the railing must have been polished with lots of elbow grease to end up so shiny!

leaf swing

This leaf swing is really neat and the setting for this picture is absolutely gorgeous!

While the beach is quite lovely, I think this would also look great beside a rustic deck railing looking out into the forest.


This picture comes from The Style Files which is a wonderful site with lots of fresh design ideas!

elliptical stair railing

Here’s an awesome pic of a stair railing idea. This stair is part of an ellipse; see how one side of the handrail rises faster than the other. That’s because each side of that stair is describing a different arc. Since they cover the same distance, the inside railing has to rise faster than the outside. This presents an extreme challenge for the stair builder and an even greater one for the trim carpenter.

The stair builder generally will make some sort of template to copy the shape of each arc. This must then be translated into three dimensions. The trim carpenter deals with the same issues but with much smaller tolerances: ZERO. Good trim carpentry requires joints that are flawless and this railing is exemplary.


iron railing scrollwork

check out the scrollwork on this iron railing for a good deck railing idea. the picture really speaks volumes about the artisan behind the forge. see how there are no bumps in the transitions and even more telling is the spiral in the lower left that shrinks as it goes.

Idea for Deck Railing

This is a great idea for a deck railing! Mountain laurel handrail is now available nationwide in preassembled sections. Each piece is a uniquely crafted work of art made in the Smoky Mountains and delivered to your door!

decorative iron railing

Each home has a unique character given by its owners. This decorative iron railing has interesting character and evokes ancient cathedrals. For a rustic style home, check out this deck railing!

architectural railing

here’s a page with lot’s of different architectural railing. my favorite pic is the one with mountain laurel handrail. I especially like how the top handrail is notched into the newel posts. A lot of the lumber looks like it’s been reclaimed which is also cool!