Wooden stairs are not only functional, but also very decorative. Wooden railing legs protect against falling down from the stairs, but can also serve as a great decoration of the interior.
What are wooden legs?
Wooden legs for stair railings can have various forms and be made in various styles. It is important that they match the character of the interior in which they are located. Certainly, wooden legs used in a simple, modern and minimalistic apartment will have a different shape. In this case, stairs, railings and decorating wooden legs cannot be too fancy – they have to be simple and unobtrusive. Retro-style enthusiasts can do more than that. Wooden legs for a stair railing can take on more sophisticated forms and look like flowers or leaves or use other motifs that never go out of style. Richly decorated wooden legs can look very interesting in a modestly decorated apartment with no unnecessary additions – the railing will then be the main and the greatest decoration of the house or apartment.
Wood has many names – wooden legs made of various types of wood
Just like stairs, wooden legs for railings can be made of various types of wood. Each of them has its own charm and properties, which are worth knowing before wooden legs visit your house for a longer time.
Wooden legs made of oak
Wooden legs for railings can be made, among others, of oak wood. This wood is considered to be the most valuable, noble and durable. Oak stairs and legs for railings will serve you for many years, not losing much in quality. However, you should be aware that over the years, wooden legs made of oak wood will darken. You should also remember that although oak wood is one of the hardest and most long-lasting, it is not very resistant to harsh weather conditions, such as frost. That is why oak legs for railings are only suitable for use in warm and dry interiors.
Wooden legs made of beech
Stairs and railing legs made of beech should be chosen by people who like bright interiors. That's what beech is like. This wood can come in different shades. Beech wood is hard, but at the same time it is easy to process. That is why wooden legs made of beech can take on the most creative patterns.
Wooden legs made of ash
Stairs, railings and wooden railing legs can also be made of ash. This wood is characterised by a rich palette of shades – wooden legs made of ash can be almost white, yellow or even dark brown. Ash is extremely hard and durable. It is not easy to damage or crack, so ash legs can also serve as a decoration of your house for many years.
Wooden legs made of maple
Maple is one of the most popular types of wood used in interiors. Maple legs for railings are very durable. This wood has a light colour and high elasticity.
Wooden legs made of wenge
Exotic wood lovers who follow the trends will definitely be interested in wenge wood. It became very popular a few years ago and still has many supporters. It is used not only for stairs, railings and wooden legs, but also for furniture and floors. A characteristic feature of this African wood is its dark colour, as well as high strength and hardness. Wenge legs have visible grain and some lighter accents.
Safe and beautiful wooden legs
There are different types of railings – they can be solid, built-up (made of, for example, brick) or open. For the latter, wood is perfectly suitable. Wooden railing legs give the impression of lightness and delicacy, so they do not overwhelm the interior, and serve as its undeniable decoration. However, make sure that wooden legs for the railing are made of the same type of wood as the stairs. In this way, they will be stylistically coherent and will not disturb the harmony of the interior. Railings, especially the wooden legs, which are their main part, are like lipstick for a woman. They make the stairs, which primarily have a practical function, pleasing to the eye and serve as a decoration of the apartment and its final touch. However, wooden legs are not only a decorative element. They make the railing solid and stable. Stairs and railings – especially in workplaces, offices and other public places – must comply with health and safety requirements. Wooden legs for railings must completely eliminate the possibility of falling when working at a height. Wooden legs should also have no sharp-edged elements. This requirement is especially important in rooms where children are often present. The height of the railing is also important – it must be safe enough to prevent falling.
How are wooden legs made?
Decorative wooden legs are usually formed as a result of turning wood. Turning allows the wooden legs (or other elements) to acquire the desired shape. Turning is mainly used when the products – such as wooden legs – are to be conical, cylindrical or in other round shapes. Although wood is a difficult material to turn – it is rough and needs to be smoothed after the process – one can achieve mastery by choosing the right lathe and gaining some experience. Wooden legs made of turned wood will certainly look impeccable and inspiring.
How to take care of wooden legs?
It is important to take care of wooden legs, so they will serve you and please your eyes for many years to come. First of all, in order to prevent their quick deterioration, they should be properly sanded and impregnated. But that's not all. It is also very important to paint wooden legs properly. Although wooden legs are impressive by nature, good paint will prolong their life and beautiful appearance. If you want wooden legs not only to be durable, but also not to darken over time – and wood tends to do so – then impregnation is not enough. Before painting, which is also a way to protect the wood, they should be covered with appropriate agents that will ensure their impeccable appearance for a long time. If you don't want the wooden legs for railings to lose their natural look, it's best to cover them with colourless paint, which will emphasise the beauty of the wood. If you want the wooden railing legs to have a different shade than the natural one, and at the same time you want to emphasise the grain pattern, choose a varnish stain. Wooden legs painted with a varnish stain retain their natural effect. It is worth choosing a varnish stain that has special protective properties and prevents wooden legs from exposure to, for example, woodworms or other insects, as well as algae growth. If the wooden legs for railings are exposed to frequent sunlight, then it is worth using a paint that will not only prevent the fading of the wood, but will also be resistant to UV rays. If you don't care about preserving the natural appearance of wood, then choose a latex paint that will thoroughly cover the wooden legs with the colour of your choice. If the smoothness of the railing is not satisfactory, it is worth covering it with a layer of wood oil or wax. This will add not only smoothness but also gloss to the wood, and the railing will be nice to the touch.
Why choose wooden legs for railings at home?
Wood in the house makes our living room, bedroom and even bathroom become cosy and have a unique atmosphere. It is a material that never goes out of fashion – wooden legs for railings are an offer addressed both to traditionalists, people who love nature and simplicity, and to those who appreciate timeless design. Beautiful stylish stairs will not shine fully unless they are decorated with an impressive railing.
Wooden legs offered by Drekon
Drekon manufactures various types of wooden legs for brackets for various types of furniture. Our offer includes both modern and traditional wooden legs – starting from simple, ordinary elements, to square and turned, to carved ones.
The wooden legs presented below are only a sample of our production capabilities. We are aware that the furniture-making market is constantly changing and subject to trends. That's why our goal is to adapt to these changes by becoming more flexible in the production of our assortment, including wooden legs. Thanks to this assumption, we are able to adapt to the individual needs of our customers in terms of the required shapes and dimensions of wooden legs. Don't hesitate to contact us – we will advise and help you choose the right wooden legs for tour furniture production.