Dave Gravina at Green Mountain Renovation is an excellent builder in the Pittsburgh area, and has used our products on multiple Pittsburgh area homes.  He’s recently sent us pictures of another successful porch railing installation project they’ve completed.

This customer has chosen our very popular 2 1/2″ Victorian Porch Spindle with the best-selling 6″ class Porch Rail System in Port Orford Cedar.  This setup is very popular for medium sized porches because it has a nice balanced look, while retaining the robust Victorian shape that makes a porch pop.




A Massachusetts builder just sent us pictures of his latest porch project. He saw this custom 3 1/2 x 26″ spindle design on our website and had us make another run. They, like most of our customers, opted for the 6″ 4-piece Porch Rail System in premium Port Orford Cedar. This gives them the 36″ top rail height most commonly required by building codes.


F.D. of Albany, NY writes: “I want to thank you for your service on the custom made railing.  It really helped to satisfy my costumer’s expectations.  Here it is the pictures of the final product installation.
Thanks again.”  Products used: Wood Square Balusters





Okay, so this isn’t really a porch, but since we don’t have an “INTERIOR RAILING IN REALLY NICE RESTAURANTS GALLERY” page, we’ll just have to put the pictures here.  This interior railing in Cleveland, OH consists of custom 4×6″ Top Rail in Douglas Fir, a custom 3 1/2 x 32″ Porch Spindle, also in Douglas Fir.  Next time you’re in Cleveland, stop in at Dolce Wraps and give the owner your compliments on the railing system.  Oh, and compliment their wraps too!


Want ideas for your exterior painting project? This home in Butte, MT shows that when done right, a beautiful paint scheme can really set the property apart.  You can see the final effect is very stunning. They’ve used our 3 1/2 ×20″ and 3 1/2 × 26″ Revival Porch Spindles with the 6″ 4-piece Porch Rail System with sloped bottom rail, in premium Port Orford Cedar.

Yes, there is still snow in Butte, MT. But then, a true Montanan would never let a few measly feet of snow get in the way of an exterior restoration project!  Note this homeowner used the 20″ spindles on the lower porch for a 30″ top rail height. Codes required a taller 36″ top rail height on the upper deck, so she used our 26″ spindles and the same 4-piece Porch Rail System to achieve it.


Just got pictures of a beautiful home in Louisville, KY. They used a combination of straight rail and curved rail, according to the shape of their porch. Included in this wood porch is our 6″ 4-piece Porch Rail System in Port Orford Cedar, and the 3 1/2 x 20″ Victorian Porch Spindle in Douglas Fir. Here are the before and after pictures.

Even the poor dog looks disappointed in the lack of a porch rail, which of course is natural. He didn’t make it in the “after” picture, but I’m sure he’s much happier now.

For more information on curved rail, see our blog post: Curved Porch Railing: the Ultimate in Exterior Architectural Millwork


A Sudbury, MA home using our 4″ 3-Piece Porch Rail System with 2 1/8″ Custom Victorian Porch Spindles, all in premium Port Orford Cedar. We make curved rail using a proprietary process that leaves no splices or exposed end grain. The result is a very smooth, strong curved rail that matches the straight rail perfectly. Call if you’d like a custom width for your spindles like these homeowners did.

If you look closely, you’ll see they opted for the sloped bottom rail and notched spindles which allows for better water drainage and prevents rot.  Oh, how I wish I was sitting on this deck right now, Mai Tai in hand!

M.P. of Sudbury, MA: “We finished up the project last summer and couldn’t be more pleased with the final product…..particularly the rail system from Western Spindle. It is simply stunning. We have had so many compliments from friends, neighbors, and many strangers walking by the house. We have even had great reviews from boaters who are out for a cocktail cruise and pass by our dock.  I have attached a few pics that provide a pretty good look at the railing. The picture with the moon was taken at 3am!!” 1/4/12

For more information on curved rail, see our blog post: Curved Porch Railing: the Ultimate in Exterior Architectural Millwork

Looks like we’re getting quite the collection of homes in Cleveland Heights, OH! This proud homeowner used our very popular 3 1/2 x 26″ Revival Porch Spindles and 6″ 4-piece Porch Rail System on multiple upper and lower wood porches. I can just see myself at a barbeque sitting on the main porch with my boots up on the railing. Wait, hmmm… maybe that’s why I haven’t been invited to a barbeque?!


Never mind the wood spindles on this porch, we’re just impressed the flowers match the house paint! Okay, if your still interested in the spindles on this home in Derby, NY, they used our 3 1/2 x 26″ Revival Porch Spindles in Douglas Fir. And, if you look closely, the designs in the middle of the center rails also includes some 1 3/8 x 7″ Revival Accent Spindles as well.


A recent wood porch railing project in Chicago, IL using our 3 1/2″ Colonial Porch Spindles in Douglas Fir. You’ll notice this homeowner used a gloss finish paint. As always, remember to use a high quality primer before installation, and the same type of topcoat after the wood rail system is built.  Having completed the front porch balustrade, this homeowner is looking forward to a beautiful and satisfying outdoor space for decades to come.