Wine Bar gates

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The client wanted her wine storage area made secure, and a bit more artsy, too.  Tucked under her hillside driveway, the bar has plenty of light and is protected from prying eyes.  The gates are powdercoated.

Copper handrail

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We like to match the surrounding structure and materials if possible.  This house has copper gutters and decor, and the curve in the retaining wall.  We arched the posts so as not to obscure the steps.  The balls on the rail’s ends are of brass. 

Tulip too

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Here’s the full-length, color version of an old favorite

Finished!

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Here’s the finished version of what elsewhere on this page is called the Inside Rail

Detail

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Making an inside turn on a stair railing can be daunting.  Here’s how we managed this maneuver, while keeping within the code.

Balcony rail, aluminum

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We used aluminum for ease of installation, and for its resistance to seaside oxidation.  As long as the coating is sound (here we used powdercoating), this rail will be good for years.

Vines ‘n Stairs

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These vines are climbing up the stairs and to the landing above

Vines ‘n such

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Knurled vines, stems, leaves and tendrils, all within the 4″ regulation spacing. 

Stainless again

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Simple, unobtrusive, with no need for any maintenance, stainless steel is the best choice for on-the-beach handrails.  We core-drilled directly into the concrete steps and down into the rock.  It’d take a big storm to harm this one!

Pipe Totem

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We took a length of 10″ schedule 40 pipe, and drew a vine on it;  starting at the bottom, it winds up and around and bifurcates every few inches.  Then we cut it out with an oxyacetylene torch.  that’s the shop in the background with the lifting derrick out front.