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1414 stile and rail Stories
"runs up and down on both sides... frame, the stiles are the vertical pieces on the left and right of the window pane. Like... Like rails, they have grooves for placing the panes in. Cross muntins extend horizontally... run from stile to stile. Stiles are usually much wider than muntins and can be narrower... Like rails, stiles are also used to label parts in furniture. They reference vertical..."
Know Your House: Interior Door Parts and Styles
Learn all the possibilities for your doors, and you may never default to the standard six-panel again
"doors, and you may never default to the standard six-panel again... or Arts and Crafts or Mediterranean or any other style of home only to find the ubiquitous... six-panel door and forgot everything else. Maybe it's because the big-box retailers stock... a door and then at some door styles that actually fit the house style.... the top and bottom rails, with lock and hinge stiles, and a single panel in between... what a stile and rail constructed door is and what to look for in it? Nice article..."
Lean on Me: Balustrades and Rails Through the Ages to Today
These waist-high barriers offer protection on a balcony, porch or deck, but you're free to go wild with your balustrade style
"balustrades and rails on our verandas not only protect loved ones, but they also harmonize... balustrade and rail styles below inspire details on your own veranda.... homes and outdoor spaces! Love the timber railings. Some great balustrades here... timely and welcome indeed! And Scarlette1011, j'aime beaucoup what you have done... ones, and they look amazing. But they are very precocious... I have to clean them..."
Expert Talk: Maynard Studios' Masterful Railings
These steel stair railings are hand forged, and no two are alike. See how they're made and how they take rooms from plain to breathtaking
"stair railings are hand forged, and no two are alike. See how they're made and how... Matthew and Karine Maynard create hand-crafted metalwork, and their individually designed... picture and say, 'I'll take that one.' Each railing has our handwriting, but it's the... stair railings are true works of art. The Maynards' work is always tailored to their... projects and outline their work process, which may just inspire you to add artistic..."
Garden Design Essentials: Shape and Mass
"curved rail to boxy terraces, shapes and masses give a landscape form, volume and... themes and find projects to illustrate each one. It turns out that shape and mass... a cube and the idea of mass appears. In the landscape, we can use both shape and... elements and principles of design — straight out of my 1980s college textbook Design... form and mass as its three-dimensional iteration. Bevlin illustrates shape with..."
Branches and Twigs for More Than Just Decor
"twigged-out railings, gates, room dividers and more... branch and twig railings, gates etc. I made a driftwood gate on a lakeside deck once... use wood and branches from their forest to create fences, gates, rest areas, and pavilions... scenery and the grounds are spectacular; they have miles of hiking trails, and beautiful... painting and frame I made with bark on dogwood and birchbark. Have to admit I'm not... or two and a pair of hefty clippers, and head into the woods to see what magic awaits..."
Renovation Detail: The Knee Wall Railing
Small in stature but big on privacy, knee wall railings add a Craftsman-style element to porches and don't block the view
"knee wall railings add a Craftsman-style element to porches and don't block the view... knee wall railing under 3 feet in height. Known for its charming aesthetic and added... husband and I learned that the original railing on our 1920s Craftsman home was the... style railing is found on many old homes, especially those of Craftsman or foursquare... iron railings is beyond us. Used on porches, knee walls can help protect your..."
"window rails form the top and bottom of the sash... window a rail is the horizontal part of the frame at the top and bottom of the sash... sash. Rails contain grooves that hold the window panes. Muntins extend vertically from... on the rail. Muntins extend up and down between rails.... term "rail" isn't exclusive to windows — it's used extensively with furniture to..."
Union Jack Balustrades Raise the Flag for Railing Style
Do be cross with your porch and deck railings — this intersecting balustrade design shows admirable attention to detail
"porch and deck railings — this intersecting balustrade design shows admirable attention... the iron railings on our front porch, I fell head over heels for the Union Jack balustrade... frame and is often repeated. With careful mathematical calculations, a skilled c... decks and widow's walks. The design is also often combined with a stick-style rectangle... bottom rail off floor level to better allow blowing and washing the floor, giving..."
The Hanging Magic of Kitchen Wall Rail Organization
"ation and Products to Help Clean Up Countertop Clutter... quick and affordable fix for your kitchen, consider a wall rail organization system... wall rail system can do for our space, and not to mention for our sanity! If you're... grease and planning, will reap a lot of rewards.... es up and away frees up so much space on a small vanity top. And in the shower you... contemporary rail systems, if you like this look and want something a little more decorative..."
Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen
"cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen... will look and how they will hold up. I went to two cabinet shops —the larger Canyon... Washington, and the smaller O.B. Williams custom shop in Seattle — to get expert perspectives... (or MDF) and very stable. But in a panelled door, the rails, stiles and panel are always... well, and so cracks and even chips form. This happens to stained doors and drawers..."
Architect's Toolbox: Aim High with Interior Railings
"evocative railings can take your stairs to new heights... porches and more all have railings to protect people and to make it easier to climb... well-made and carefully considered railing adds charm, whimsy, craft and style to a project... interior home railing. And building codes will dictate the minimum standards for how a railing... railing is to accomplish these functions. Yet railings are so much more. A wel..."
Railing Detail: The Diagonal Cross Balustrade
"wood railing feature in the shape of an X... bottom rail and the handrail. It's often painted white, and the style is used on front... porch railings are currently ornamental black wrought iron, and while they're lovely... timber railings with diagonal cross balustrades. The wooden railing style features an... balustrades and made it my life's mission to switch out our wrought iron guys for timber... back and screened-in porches. The next step in accomplishing this life mission..."
Flat-Sawn Balusters Give Railings All-Out Style
Showcase designs from Victorian patterns to hints at your hobby with this decorative wood railing detail
"thick and 4 to 8 inches wide, and are placed together in a repeating pattern so that... decorative railing features are most commonly found on historic residences, wrapping around... balconies and interior staircases. Naturally resistant to rot, flat-sawn balusters... cedar, and designed with lifelong durability in mind. Created with a fretsaw, they... balusters and gingerbread details will be the crowning touch to any porch or stair design..."
Keep Your Balance: Cool Railings
"Railings are a detail that can make or break the look of a room or even a whole house... right railing gets lost in the shuffle of the construction or remodeling process... stock railing recommendation. I’ve spent every moment since regretting that instant... my next railing look. Here are some of my favorites:... pickets and rail. (30 year old bungalow). any suggestions for new railing? glass... ladder-like and jump off. I actually think my husband might build the railings out of..."