Radius rail for a rounded porch can be difficult to find. It’s one of our specialties and we’re happy to have pictures back from a Connecticut home featuring this beautiful balustrade. The homeowner tells us they are enjoying many hours on these red rocking chairs sipping wine or lemonade. Thanks to the family for sharing your pictures with us (and a few hundred thousand of our website visitors)! This fine Victorian home features our 6″ 4-piece Porch Rail System and 3 1/2 Custom Porch Spindles, all in premium Port Orford Cedar. Note the curved portions match the straight rail portions perfectly.

For more information on curved rail, see our blog post: Curved Porch Railing: the Ultimate in Exterior Architectural Millwork

For those with period homes, the holidays are a chance to use the space for what it was made for: entertaining! A customer with a newly constructed home in Raleigh, NC just sent us feedback on their wood porch rail project.  This fine southern home shows our 3 1/2 x 26″ Victorian Porch Spindles in Douglas Fir, 6″ 4-piece Porch Rail System in Port Orford Cedar, and 2×6″ Tongue & Groove Porch Flooring also in Port Orford Cedar. The final touches were just being finished before Christmas and they had over 400 people visit. I’d say it was a success!

This historic home in Madison, Indiana once belonged to Jesse Bright, a prominent politician prior to the Civil War (1861-1865). He served as Lt. Governor, 3 terms as US Senator for Indiana, and other prominent positions during that time.

The current owner writes: “At some point in the 1950s to 1970s the original side porch was enclosed. And when I purchased the house in 2004, it was in a state of collapse. In 2010 I restored the porch, using your all’s spindles because, as a professional historic preservation specialist, I knew them to be authentic. You can see the results. Thank you all so much for making such fine products available.” 5/16/12

This homeowner selected our solid wood 3 1/2 x 26″ Revival Porch Spindles and 6″ Porch Rail System based on the authenticity of these products. The owner of Western Spindle says this balustrade together with the classic large square columns is his favorite setup.

 

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