The biggest challenge, of course, is finding a perfectly formed branch (walks in the woods will be required). You’ll need to remove the bark with a draw knife, dry the branch for a couple of weeks, sand it, and finish it with oil (or another natural conditioner and protectant).
Above: The owners of Table on Ten painted a dark gray runner on the stairs.
Above: The look is graceful and organic.
Above: A detail of the finished handrail.
Above: The hand rail blends in with the rest of the room’s natural decor.