Cable Railings and Cable Railing Systems: A Versatile Design Choice

Builders, architects, and designers seeking options for unique, contemporary handrails may want to consider highly versatile cable railings. Cable railing systems offer a modern, sleek look to stairs and balconies. Cable is highly durable and a popular choice for both interior and exterior projects.

This week, we share some of our past cable railing system project photos for ideas of the versatility and aesthetics associated with the design element.


Wood Handrails and Cable Railings Gives Rustic Sophistication

Many customers love systems that pair cable railing with wood handrails and newels. A stainless steel cable railing combines with beautifully stained wood to lend a unique feel – rustic warmth balanced by contemporary clean lines.

In the first project photo below, dark treads and white paint-grade risers create a stunning look. The staircase system is further enhanced by the beautiful stacked stone accent wall. The cable rail system is understated yet attractive, allowing the bold treads and stones to serve as focal points.

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Next, another wood and horizontal cable railing system makes a statement in its residence. The open riser construction showcases the beautiful wood grain components from all angles. Plus, the cable rail enhances the stair’s modern structure, offering unobstructed views.

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Stainless Steel and Cable Railing Gives Sleek, Modern Style

Our next cable rail design pairing is stainless steel. Like wood, steel can be combined with a cable rail system to offer aesthetic appeal and high quality. This contemporary combination is an excellent choice for a modern home or commercial space.

The project below illustrates the ability of a stainless steel and cable rail system to offer a sleek, minimalist look. The system fits this residential staircase well, offering a light balance to the hardwood floors and matching treads.

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Stepping Outdoors: Exterior Cable Rail Systems

As mentioned above, cable railings are an excellent design material for both interior and exterior projects. With strength and durability, our cable railing systems are built to withstand the elements.

Below is a modern home that features a minimalist staircase, complete with a cable deck railing. The system offers an attractive accent and safety features while allowing the home’s unique architecture and beautiful landscaping to take center stage.

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With decades of experience in custom stairs design, our team has delivered unique cable rail systems across the nation. From Beverly Hills to Boston, our team of experts works collaboratively with builders, designers, architects, and homeowners throughout all phases of design and delivery. We support our customers by:

  • Helping you to select the perfect cable railing system for your custom staircase project
  • Providing information and inspiration regarding potential material pairings including wood and stainless steel top rail and wood and metal newel posts
  • Discussing our installation services and helping you to choose the option that best fits your needs

Are you inspired?

In addition to cable railings, our team crafts handrail systems of wood, stainless steel, wrought iron, and glass. We enjoy the challenge of bringing a unique vision to life and would love to discuss your upcoming project. Contact us today to request a free design consultation or estimate to install cable railings for your next project.