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DIY: Tree Branch as Hand Rail

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 11, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Jul 10, 2013

Last week we posted on the guest rooms at Table on Ten in upstate New York; the detail we most admire? A graceful tree branch used as a handrail in the attic stairwell. The biggest challenge, of course, is finding a perfectly formed branch (walks in the woods will be required). You'll need to remove the bark with a draw knife, dry the branch for a couple of weeks, sand it, and finish it with oil (or a coat of polyeurethane). For more detailed instructions, go to How to Make a Handrail from a Branch . And for a detailed tutorial on stripping and sanding a branch, go to Pretty Handy Girl . Above: We did a quick search for handrail brackets and became obsessed with these Vintage Cast Aluminum Brackets from Olde Good Things. Above: The couple painted a dark gray runner on the stairs. Above: A detail of the finished handrail.  Considered Design Awards: Vote for Your Favorites in Each Category Once a Day Remodelista Reader Finalists Remodelista Professional Finalists Gardenista Finalists Best Dining Space Best Dining Space Best Architectural Feature Best Office Space Best Office Space Best Indoor Garden Best Kitchen Space Best Kitchen Space Best Urban Garden Best Bath Space Best Bath Space Best Edible Garden Best Bedroom Space Best Bedroom Space Best Outdoor Room   Best Children’s Space          






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