Blog

Use Escutcheon Plates For A Refined Look

Railing Escutcheon Plate

Escutcheon (pronounced es·cutch·eon) plates are by definition a shield, cover, ornamental or protective plate. Escutcheon plates are used to conceal something functioning like mounting hardware or an unwanted hole.

Use escutcheon plates for a clean, simple or modern style

More and more customers are looking for a clean, seamless or modern look for their home. For interior railing whether it’s a cable railing or any type of railing the escutcheon plate is a great choice. I find that especially with interior applications you might want all the fasteners and hardware hidden with no exposed bolt or screw heads. Escutcheon plates are a perfect and easy solution. They simply slide over the post hiding the hardware and providing a more refined look. Our escutcheon plates are machined from a solid billet and not the thin stamped sheet metal common in the industry.

Read More

Cable Railing Post Material Choices

stainless steel cable railing.

One of the most important decisions you will ever make when choosing your cable railing is selecting the correct hand railing and cable railing post material for your environment. Although the cables and fittings are usually made from stainless steel, the choices are many for post materials. With so many different choices of railing materials it can be very difficult to know whats the best choice for you. Here is a guide to help you understand materials and their advantages and disadvantages.

Read More

Where Do You Find Cable Railings Used?

Green cable railing posts with wood hand rail.

Once in a while I have a customer who contacts me and they say “I found your cable railings online and I love them”! They follow up with “I have never seen a railing like this in my area, where can I find examples of your work”?

Since we manufacture and ship our railings all over the country . . . our work can be found everywhere. With that being said there are certain areas in particular where cable railings are more popular than other areas.

Read More

Bringing The Mediterranean Style Home

Mediterranean style iron railing for Juliet balcony.

The Mediterranean Style developed in the 1800s conjures up images of a villa overlooking rolling hills or the beautiful coastal views of the Mediterranean sea. It is a formal yet welcoming style with an old world charm and a comfortable ambiance.  Colors are warm and alluring and textures abound. Arching windows and doorways add a bit of seductiveness to the otherwise rectangular exterior lines. Interiors are spacious and grounded with heavy architectural elements such as wrought iron railings and grills, heavy stone, marble and large beams or columns.   Although this style was most typically built in warm climates, where spacious rooms lend itself to the indoor-outdoor lifestyles, it can also add warmth and charm to any home just by adding a few decorative touches.

Read More

Top Rail Selection

Keuka style corner post with IPE wood top rail.

When choosing the right top rail for your railing project there are many factors you should consider. You will notice that when you look at our company’s website many of our railings are shown with a wood top rail. Many of our customers prefer wood top rail and here is why you might want to consider a wood top rail for your application as well.

Read More

Fascia Mount Vs. Surface Mount

Fascia mount and surface mount cable railing posts.
I always get customers asking me about how to attach their railing to their application. There are many different ways to attach your railing although the most popular methods are mounting to the “Fascia” or mounting to the “Surface”. Fascia mounting is also sometimes referred to as a “side mount” or “joist mount”, while surface mounting is occasionally referred to as a “deck mount”, “floor mount”, or even a “top mount”.
Read More