Deck Railings

I thought I was pretty clever when I wrote a previous post about How To Make A Deck Railing That was a deck railing I made and what I considered a great idea for a cottage deck….

At least I did think that was a great deck railing, until I came across a website from James Pader, who creates some fabulous deck railings that are perfect for cabins, cottages and for that matter, your home in the city.

James takes natural wood, mountain laurel, and turns it into wonderfully looking deck railings that are a great compliment to the interior or exterior of a log cabin, cottage or home, a look that makes a statement and is very artistic, while at the same time being very functional too.

James Pader handcrafts mountain laurel handrails in the mountains of North Carolina. Business is brisk, with both local and nationwide orders. You can contact James to discuss your particular deck railing needs through his website in the link at the end of this post.

James Pader’s deck railings are works of art. These deck railings add a natural outdoor ambiance to your home, both inside and out, whether as a railing around your outside deck and stairs, or inside, perhaps as railings for a stairway to the second floor of your home, or around a loft.
stair railing

On his website there is a mention of “rustic” in describing his deck railings. I hesitate to use that word to describe his railings, because I feel it limits them, or conjures up an impression that is not exactly accurate.

Yes, you could describe his deck railings as rustic, or appropriate for a rustic country home setting, but I think they have a modern look too, it just depends on where you use them.

On a log cabin on the shores of a northern lake, or overlooking a wooded hardwood valley, perhaps “rustic” would be an apt description. But on a balcony overlooking the great room in a suburban home, they would not look out of place, and I think with the right finish, they would look wonderful.


When you visit his website, browse the deck railing picture gallery and you will see what I have discovered, James Pader’s railings are works of art in their own right.

If you don’t have stairs or a deck needing a railing, you could hang one of these on the wall of your home. His railings are like sculptures in wood. In fact, as you will see in a comment from James below this post, he actually does make framed pieces for wall hanging. Perfect. I tell ya, the guy is an artist !!

If you are looking to make your particular piece of heaven on earth look a little bit better, then you need to check out James Pader’s website, Deck Railings contact James and see what he can do for you. I am sure you’ll like it.

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5 thoughts on “Deck Railings”

  1. When railings are created with art in mind, it really adds to the beauty of its surroundings. I have a decorative railing on my balcony that I created myself, and I really like the way it looks.

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