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Indoor Balustrade ~ Durban North ~ August 2020

We were hired to create a bespoke balustrade as a feature piece for an entrance hall in Durban North. This project was particularly challenging, as it was an entirely custom design, and therefore had new & exciting challenges to push us out of our comfort zone.

Balau was the chosen timber due to its strength and availability, and likeness in colour to the existing stairs. It is an extremely hard wood most commonly used outdoors for decking.

The first challenge was to source or machine circular rails, which puzzled us for a while given the availability of machinery for wood shaping of this kind. Luckily we managed to machine our own, and the final result was perfect. This is another reason why we chose balau, as not many other types of wood are strong enough to hold their form over such long distances when machined into thin rods.