Before Tom left us choking on his dust and exhaust, he gave us this parting gift: a new take on the upstairs hallway railing.  I was a little burnt out on our standard horizontal cable railing as we’ve done the same detail in four of the last five houses.  The cable rail is a great look, but we just wanted to try something new.

Joey keeps saying on our house she wants really skinny pickets spaced close together.  I mentioned to Tom the idea of playing around with the standard picket railing and this is what he came up with.  A little bit of a pain in the ass: all that ripping, sanding smooth and polying,  but it’s definitely one of my favorite things in the house.

Now, if only Tom were around to give us a carcastic yet whimsical explanation of what it all means.