Crafting the Perfect Solid Bar Horizontal Picket Rail with Rocky Mountain Steel Craft

Nestled amidst the magnificent backdrop of the Rocky Mountains lies a name synonymous with precision, craftsmanship, and design excellence – Rocky Mountain Steel Craft. Our recent home project epitomizes our dedication to creating unique, robust, and aesthetically pleasing steel designs. Here, we unravel the process of constructing a solid bar horizontal picket rail, complete with canopy columns, ensuring our clientele not just a product, but an experience worth cherishing.

Initial Measurements:

Every project starts with a design process. In our case, it’s the precise field measurements of the decks’ dimensions and elevations. This meticulous exercise ensures that our crafted steelwork is able to seamlessly integrate with the assigned space.
Steel stairs with picket railing

Blueprinting the Design:

We create shop drawings using the unique skills of our in-house steel craftsmen. These are the drawings that will guide our craftsmen during the next phase of development. Every design demonstrates our team’s vision and artistic ability.

Precision Cutting:

Once the blueprint is in place, we cut the materials to the specified length. Depending on the complexity and uniformity of the sections, we either craft a specialized jig or, as in this instance, layout and fit each fragment individually.

Fitting the Pieces:

The next step is the fitting process, where we tentatively piece the components together. It’s like solving a complex jigsaw puzzle where each part has its perfect place.

On-site Test Fit:

Rocky Mountain Steel Craft believes in perfection down to the minutest detail. To ensure impeccable precision, the loosely assembled rails are taken to the installation site for a test fit. We’ve learned from past challenges; that this step ensures that the final product marries flawlessly with its destined location, especially when dealing with imperfect stairs.

Final Modifications and Welding:

Post the test-fit, the rails are brought back to our workshop. Any necessary modifications are made before they’re welded. The meticulous grinding and cleaning that follows is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality.

Sandblasting and Powder Coating:

For that impeccable finish, the welded rails are handed over to a third-party expert for sandblasting and powder coating. This not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also ensures durability and resilience.


The final step of our journey culminates in the rails being professionally installed, turning an architectural space into a piece of art.

Rocky Mountain Steel Craft, every metal project is a journey of passion, dedication, and unparalleled craftsmanship. Our solid bar horizontal picket rails, augmented by canopy columns, stand as a testament to our commitment to quality and design innovation. When you choose us, you’re not just investing in a product, but a legacy of precision and artistry.

Contact us today for a custom metal creative consultation!