Custom Nautical Railings

A custom home builder contacted us with a request for a some railings for his current project.

Railings are a common request for a shop like ours and this one sounded out of the ordinary and a potentially interesting build. One of the hidden gems of this beautiful home in the woods is a very small, almost secret, crows-nest type room at the very top of the structure.

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By the time we were contacted for the ironwork, the room had already taken on a tasteful nautical theme. The home owner acquired a giant antique brass porthole window from a ship. The builder was able to fit the ship’s window into the exterior wall at the bottom of the steps to the crows nest.

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Another interesting aspect of this custom railing, was the set of steps that lead up to the crows nest. The steepness was reminiscent of a set of ship steps that leads from a cabin to upper deck. They were almost like climbing a ladder on the way up.

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Overall, the builder and the homeowners absolutely LOVED the finished product, and to us, that's really what counts.

Gavin Lehman