What Is – A Wreath
Precision Timber Handrails Wreaths on a Handrail

What Is – A Wreath

A wreath is the part of a handrail, or of a string, which is curved both in plan and elevation.

To distinguish between the two; the first is called a handrail wreath and the second a wreathed string. The term wreathed, or writhed signifying twisted, concave curves in strings and handrails which are not regular or geometrical curves but are graduated to satisfy the eye.

What Is A Wreath? by Precision Timber Handrails

A wreathed handrail is complex as the handrail profile follows a curve and rise whilst maintaining a level handrail.

Wreath Images

Wreathed or curved handrails are produced using 5 axis CNC machines to sculpt the complex geometry of the handrail.

Possessing multiple machines capable of producing complex wreathed handrails and components, Precision Timber Handrails can manufacture handrails and bespoke timber components for any project requirements.

On our Pinterest account we have set up our images boards around our feature pieces and galleries. These images below are from our wreath board, please click to see others and browse our other boards.

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Two wreath sections make up this twisting and curving section of the handrail, designed, manufactured and installed by us. #handrail #wreath #staircase #homeDIY #staircasedesigners
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Wreath joint being hand finished prior to being assembled #handrail #woodworking #staircase #wreath #homeDIY
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Staircase handrail wreath section covered in an ornate carving making a stunning feature #staircase #handrail #wreath #carving #woodworking
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Our handrails are made at our factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where our staircase wood-turning business can run your entire project. From precise measurement on site using state of the art measuring equipment to designing it up on our top of the range 3D CAD software. Using sustainable wood sources we are FSC registered and will always advise on ethical environmental sourcing without compromising on the quality or look of the work.

If you have a project forthcoming, either your own property or you may be sourcing work for a client, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please use the contact link below or call us today and we will be glad to hear from you.

So, if you would like to see more examples of wreaths, and other handrail elements and design features, like these shown on our Instagram account, then contact us today.

If you are an architect, interior designer, project manager or building restorer, please contact us to see how we can help you with your project, or bookmark us for when you do need an estimate.

All images on this page and video are from our own collection of designs and installations. At Precision Timber Handrails we can design and manufactured at our location, and install at yours, to your brief.

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