Forged Organic Railing
Materials: hot-dip galvanized steel—2” solid forged top rail, ½” diameter wrapped vines—and the finish consists of applied pigments that were sealed with a clear coat.
This project began as a pencil-drawn confection: the sort of job that architects dream up but homeowners never build. That’s why we were surprised to get the go-ahead for platter-sized flowers, the Art Nouveau handrails, and the custom finish.
What made this job tricky was that the tapered, twisted posts anchor into granite boulders. The vines conform to the outside of the stone, but had to be removable for finishing. They were fully assembled (rocks to railing) prior to installation, but no lifting equipment was allowed on the finished landscape.