Log Railing

Decorative Railing
for Log Home Stairs

Log railing is just one of several choices for interior and exterior log home stairs.

These rustic railings work well in log, timber frame or post and beam homes. And your choices include wood stair railings in different styles, as well as decorative railing made from cast iron or metals.

Wood stair railings styles vary tremendously, depending on whether you want a casual look or a more elegant rustic lodge look. You’ll find everything from stair railings actually made from logs, to twisted log (or branch) railings, to simple railings made from pine boards.

And don’t forget that, if your prefer, you can have carved railings or decorative railings made from cast iron or other metal—with figures of pine trees, deer or moose.

Log home with log railing in loft.

Log home with railing made of logs in loft.


Log Railings
Rustic Railing from Logs

If you decide that you’d like railings made from logs, you can choose large (as big as the logs in your home) or small (smaller scale than the logs in your home).

Usually railings from logs are used in a log cabin or log home, as opposed to a timberframe or post and beam home.

But, with log and timber frame homes, you are limited only by your imagination—so there’s not rule that says that you can’t use these railings in your timber frame or post and beam home!

Large log railing on balcony of log home

This is an example of a large diameter log railing
used on the exterior of this log home.


Generally railings from logs give a more massive appearance, and they should be used on larger areas, such as across the loft (inside your home) or on a porch outside.

In a smaller area, the logs could be too large and they will be out of scale.

Log railing on porch of a log cabin

This rustic railing from logs works well
on the porch and entrance to this log home.


Rustic Railing
Simple Solution for Log Home Stairs

This type of rustic railing is often used in timberframes and post and beam homes, as well as log homes.

These stair railings can be used in smaller areas than the larger log railings, but they can also be used across larger areas, as well. They are simple to make, and most builders can quickly put them together.

When finished, these rustic railings are sturdy, as well as decorative.

Rustic stair railing in timber frame home.

This rustic stair railing was used in a timberframe home.


Decorative Railing
For Log Home Stairs

In many cases, the railings (and sometimes the stairs themselves) become a focal point for your room.

Many people choose to highlight this area by using decorative railings. These include everything from bent wood stairs to using a tree for a post at the stairway to wrought iron railings with figures of animals and trees.

Here is an example of bent wood stairs:

Log home stairs that uses bent wood for a decorative effect

This stairway uses bent wood for a decorative effect.


Choosing stairway railings for your log, timber frame or post and beam home is an important decision. Because the stair railings often become an important focal point of the room, it’s important to choose them carefully as they can set the mood for your room.

Whether you choose log railings, rustic railings or a type of decorative railings, you can be sure that your railings will be an important part of the atmosphere in your log or timber home!





Log Railing to Log Home Interiors

Log Railing to Log Homes



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