Perhaps the most used and most recognizable substitution for standard dimensional building products is the use of natural limbs and trunks. We have long been the premium purveyor of these materials with extensive experience and research in all the distinct characteristics of each species as well as its optimum usage.
No one can deny the purity of natural tree trunks as detailing or for support structure (species and size requirements apply). Whether it’s rugged bark intact logs or peeled muscled trunks being used, they simply imply and employ strength. Poles and limbs give countless opportunities for imaginative handrails, structural projects, and textural fills. Twigs and branches provide a rich and sometimes whimsical detailing that brings the forest in even closer.
So, whether you’re installing log supports for a lodge, designing light fixtures, building furniture, or just adding small details, let us help you engineer and choose the best possible solution.
OVERVIEW OF HANDRAILS, RAILINGS, LOGS, POLES, & TWIGS
STOCKED SPECIES include, but not limited to:
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Hickory (Carya glabra and Carya tomentosa)
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum)
Maple (Acer rubrum and Acer saccharinum)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Twig Diameters from ¼” to 2”
Pole Diameters from 2” to 8”
Log Diameters from 8” and up
Lengths are generally a function of diameter and species
Contactour Sale staff for more information about our handrails, stair railing, and other uses for our natural branches, logs, poles, and twigs.
Request bark-intact or peeled
Kiln Drying and Sterilization available and recommended for interiors
Contact our Sales Staff for species specific information on birch, maple, poplar, hickory, black locust, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and more.
“Highland Craftsmen came through in a very high pressure situation to supply a very beautiful, consistent product, very quickly. They hand‐selected hundreds of branches for us and really came through “artistically” as well as in a business‐like manner—on time and on budget. Our company produces high‐end custom chandeliers for the most exclusive hotels and casinos in the world. Highland Craftsmen is my absolute first call when I need product to match my clientele.”