After decades of building dream homes for others, it was finally time for this New Mexico builder to go to work on their personal home. He worked with the architect to design this project and specified hardwood porch railing from American Porch, LLC. We used Mahogany for the railing and turned balusters on the porch and gazebo. The result is a true work of art:
Note that he is still working on some of the railings. We have since shipped the railing to replace the cheesy iron railing on the second story. More pictures to come when it’s finished (I hope!).
Mahogany is an excellent choice for those wanting a hardwood porch railing. It machines to a smoother finish than a softwood, and of course is stronger, denser, and harder. This means it will hold up to abuse better than most other materials. As you can see from this gallery it is an exceptionally beautiful wood that can be both painted and stained with great success. Most pieces are a dark reddish-brown color. And it’s highly rated for natural rot resistance, making it a good choice for exterior as well as for interior applications.
This hardwood porch railing project features our popular 3 1/2″ Victorian Porch Balusters and the 6″ class 4-piece Porch Rail System, all in exterior use Mahogany hardwood. The turned balusters can be ordered directly from our website in clear Cedar or Mahogany. The railing was custom curved and made in Mahogany, ordered directly from our shop.