RAILING & STAIRS

Timber & Log Home Kits from Sierra Log & Timber

Our log & timber stair and railing line is unmatched in the market. Not only does our team at Sierra Log & Timber produce beautiful custom wood railings, we also integrate log and timber railing with FORTRESS FE26 steel railing, with cable railing also available. If you are interested in purchasing other combinations of rails and pickets in either logs or timbers, our California log home kit experts will be glad to accommodate your request.

Uniform Log Railing

We produce two series of log railing in Cedar and Pine: the Log Rail Architectural Series and the Log Rail Pro Series. We can custom produce almost any size of log rail/picket makeup. Posts for railing are not part of the system. However, the typical stand-alone rail post is a 6" diameter log with a 5" log as the smallest diameter used.

LOG RAIL SPECIES - Incense Cedar (our specialty), Ponderosa Pine (Note that we do not recommend pine railing for exterior applications)

LOG RAIL SURFACE - Hand peeled

Log Rail Architectural Series

  • Top & bottom rail - 3.75"

  • Pickets - 2.5"

  • Tenons - 1.5"

  • Assembled rail height - 32" & 38" (California compliant)

  • Lengths - 2' to 12' section length (in 2' increments)

  • Picket spacing - 6" oc

  • Picket length - 28" & 34"

  • Log rail assembly - Can be assembled as a section or loose with rails drilled for job site assembly

  • Pre-cut is available for additional fees

    • Adds $35 per unique panel

    • Adds $20 per panel for end tenoning rails to 2" or 2.5" tenon

    • Adds $5 per hole if we are drilling the posts to accept the rail

  • Stair rail - Always unassembled and no holes are drilled

  • Structural grade - Rail "TP srt1" grade, pickets "appearance" grade

  • Code compliant - Withstands 200 lb test

Log Rail Pro Series

  • Top & bottom rail - 3.75"

  • Pickets - 2" (goes directly into rail)

  • Tenons - none

  • Assembled rail height - 32" & 38" (California compliant)

  • Lengths - 2' to 12' section length (in 2' increments)

  • Picket spacing - 5" oc

  • Picket length - 28" & 34"

  • Log rail assembly - Can be assembled as a section or loose with rails drilled for job site assembly

  • Pre-cut is available for additional fees

  • Adds $35 per unique panel

  • Adds $20 per panel for end tenoning rails to 2" or 2.5" tenon

  • Adds $5 per hole if we are drilling the posts to accept the rail

  • Stair rail - Always unassembled and no holes are drilled

  • Structural grade - Rail "TP srt1" grade, pickets "appearance" grade

  • Code compliant - Withstands 200 lb test

Timber Railing

Sierra Log & Timber is known for producing the most unique timber rail in the country. Our log home experts can custom produce almost any size of timber rail/picket make-up needed. Posts for railing are not part of the system. However, the typical stand-alone rail post is a 6x6 timber. We offer our timber railings in one collection: the Timber Rail Architectural Series.

TIMBER RAIL SPECIES - Incense Cedar (our specialty), Ponderosa Pine (we do not recommend Pine railing for exterior applications)

TIMBER RAIL SURFACE - hand hewn or rough sawn

Timber Rail Architectural Series

  • Top & bottom rail - 4"x4"

  • Pickets - 2.5"x2.5"

  • Tenons - 1.5"

  • Assembled rail height - 32" & 38" (California compliant)

  • Lengths - 2' to 12' section length (in 2' increments)

  • Picket spacing - 6" oc

  • Picket length - 28" & 34"

  • Timber rail assembly - Can be assembled as a section or loose with rails drilled for job site assembly

  • Pre-cut is available for additional fees

    • Adds $35 per unique panel

    • Adds $20 per panel for end tenoning rails to 2" or 2.5" tenon

    • Adds $5 per hole if we are drilling the posts to accept the rail

  • Stair rail - Always unassembled and no holes are drilled

  • Structural grade - Rail "TP premium" grade, pickets "appearance" grade

  • Code compliant - Withstands 200 lb test

Steel Railing with Log or Timber Rail Tops (Uniform)

For this collection, we have integrated the FORTESS FE26 steel railing with our log or timber rail tops for a unique look. This system is typically used in outdoor settings and is desired for being low to no maintenance. We can custom produce almost any size of log or timber rail/picket make-up needed for your log or timber project. Posts for railing are not part of the system. However, the typical stand-alone rail post is a 6" diameter log or a 6x6 timber. Alternatively, you can use the FORTRESS 2x2 or 3x3 steel posts.

LOG/TIMBER RAIL SPECIES: Incense Cedar (our specialty), Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine (Note that we do not recommend Pine or Fir railing for exterior applications)

LOG/TIMBER RAIL SURFACE - Hand peeled or hand hewn

Steel Picket with Log or Timber Top Rail Series

  • Top rail - 3.75" log or 4"x4" timber

  • Log/timber to rail joinery

    • The bottom of log/timber is grooved to fit over top rail and then fastened from steel rail underside

    • The log/timber is mounted 4" above the steel rail for "stepped" look

  • Rail system - FORTRESS FE26 steel rail

  • Colors available - Sand black, glass black, hand peened bronze

  • Assembled rail height before log/timber - 32" & 38" (California compliant)

  • Lengths - 6' & 8' section

  • Steel rail width - 1" (18 gauge)

  • Picket width - 5/8" (18 gauge)

  • Picket attachment - Full weld

  • Log rail assembly - Can be assembled as a section or loose with rail to be attached at job site

  • Pre-cut is not available

  • Stair rail - 8' length only and is a "rackable" unit

  • Rail to post mount - Fixture assembly for both guard & stair rail

  • Structural grade - rail "TP srt1 or premium" grade, pickets "appearance" grade

  • Code compliant - Withstands 200 lb test

Glass Panel with Log or Timber Top Rail Series

  • Top rail - 3.75" log or 4"x4" timber

  • Log/timber to rail joinery

    • The bottom of log/timber is grooved to fit over top rail and then fastened from steel rail underside

    • The log/timber is mounted 4" above the steel rail for "stepped" look

  • Rail system - FORTRESS FE26 steel rail

  • Colors available - Sand black, glass black, hand peened bronze

  • Assembled rail height before log/timber - 42" (California compliant)

  • Lengths - 6' & 8' section

  • Steel rail width - 1" (18 gauge)

  • Glass panel width - 3/8" thick x 5" (tempered)

  • Log rail assembly - Can be assembled as a section or loose with rail to be attached at job site

  • Pre-cut is not available

  • Stair rail - 8' length only and is a "rackable" unit

  • Rail to post mount - Fixture assembly for both guard & stair rail

  • Structural grade - rail "TP srt1 or premium" grade, pickets "appearance" grade

  • Code compliant - Withstands 200 lb test

Uniform Log Stairs

We produce two types of log stair systems. The most common involves two log horses notched to accept the half log treads. The other log stair system involves cutting a log in half to capture the log halves between them. The stair system is just parts in gross length. Installing the stair system requires a high level of skill. These stair systems are designed to meet code with a maximum of 7.75" riser height. We have no ability to pre-cut.

LOG STAIR SPECIES - Incense Cedar (our specialty), Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine (Note that we do not recommend Fir or Pine railing for exterior applications)

LOG STAIR SURFACE - Hand peeled or hand hewn

LOG STAIRS - UNDER TREAD SERIES - Two log horses notched for treads

  • LOG HORSE DIAMETER SIZE - 12"

  • LOG HORSE LENGTHS - Up to 20'

  • LOG HORSE QUANTITY - 2 logs under the treads

  • LOG TREAD DIAMETER SIZE - 12"

  • LOG TREAD FREQUENCY - 12.5" oc

  • LOG TREAD DEPTH - 3"

  • LOG TREAD LENGTHS - Typically 4'

  • LOG STRUCTURAL GRADING - Horse "SRT1" grade, tread "appearance" grade

LOG STAIRS - SIDE HORSE SERIES - One log horse cut in half to sandwich treads

  • LOG HORSE DIAMETER SIZE - 12"

  • LOG HORSE LENGTHS - Up to 20'

  • LOG HORSE QUANTITY - 1 log cut in half

  • LOG TREAD DIAMETER SIZE - 12"

  • LOG TREAD FREQUENCY - 12.5" oc

  • LOG TREAD LENGTHS - Typically 4'

  • LOG STRUCTURAL GRADING - Horse "SRT1" grade, tread "appearance" grade

Timber Stairs

Our timber stair systems are perfect for interior and exterior uses. We can custom develop a unique timber system for you by choosing a size of timber that reflects your taste. These systems are designed with a timber in each outer side of the tread. If you want to notch the horse for the tread, this is easily accommodated by increasing the size of the horse to at least 14" tall.

TIMBER STAIR SPECIES - Incense Cedar (our specialty), Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine (Note that we do not recommend Fir or Pine railing for exterior applications)

TIMBER STAIR SURFACE - Hand peeled or hand hewn

TIMBER STAIRS - SIDE HORSE SERIES

  • TIMBER HORSE SIZE - 6"x12" or 6"x14"

  • TIMBER HORSE LENGTHS - Up to 20'

  • TIMBER HORSE QUANTITY - 2 Timbers

  • TIMBER TREAD SIZE - 4"x10" or 4"x12"

  • TIMBER TREAD FREQUENCY - 12.5" oc

  • TIMBER TREAD LENGTHS - Typically 4'

  • TIMBER STRUCTURAL GRADING - Horse "TP Premium" grade, tread "appearance" grade

Timber Products Spec Guide - All wall logs are graded using Timber Products grading standard.

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