We take great pride producing hand turned balusters and posts from 100% solid wood. Each Lilywood piece is an original. Our skill is making sure it is an exact duplicate of its mate. This is true whether we are turning one Victorian style porch post for historical preservation or turning 50 balusters for one stair railing. No copy lathe machinery is used.
Besides being able to copy styles you bring to us, we offer you selection from 10 popular styles ranging from the Regency era to Contemporary. With log home construction growing in popularity, you can also have a log style for interior railings and outside rails/posts. And if you just can't find a style you like here or in a magazine, take inspiration from a piece you love in your home, as one customer did, having us turn balusters and posts to match a fluted plant stand she long admired.
With custom turning you also have more far more choices in sizes and lengths. We turn posts up to 10 feet long. Our standard interior baluster is just shy of 2 inches wide, a better quality and sturdier product than what is currently offered in the marketplace.
Originality is also yours to bring home. Our corkscrew porch post, for example, is one we hand carved from solid timber. Due to the moisture content, these posts will crack as drying occurs. If the rustic look is unappealing to you, we'll use laminated kiln dried wood.
You have a choice in woods. Currently we have prices listed for red oak, sugar (hard) maple and yellow birch, with pine only for exterior posts. We won't list species until we are confident we can obtain these in the quantities we need, with the quality we promise.
In addition to turning, we also construct hemlock cabins (in Nova Scotia only). See gallery page.