Cable railing began as a solution for exterior deck and stair systems in situations where an uninterrupted view of the landscape was important. Rather than looking between balusters to see the lake, forest or the backyard, the cables all but disappear.
Today we see this system being adapted for interior stair systems. The overall look achieved can vary with the emphasis being placed on the newel post selection and handrail. For example, when paired with a very spare, simple newel post and flat handrail, cable railing provides a dramatic and very modern vibe. However, when a rustic or detailed newel post and handrail are selected, the overall look achieved could feel more industrial.
With vertical supports placed every 4’ between newel posts and wires kept at 3” on the horizontal, safety codes can be met with this cable railing. When specifying this system, start by taking a photo of the proposed stairway, measure the lengths and runs of the proposed railing and contact your local Bayer Built dealer. We’re happy to specify the appropriate materials to make this idea a reality in your next project.
-Holly Bayer, ASID