Watson Steel & Iron Works | Railing

Standard Iron Railing - Powder Coat Option - Some free options - See design sheet

Our standard package includes your choice of design and finial. This is our most popular style of railing. We field measure, fabricate, clean, prime, paint gloss black and install complete. Please contact us for a free estimate: info@watsonsteelandiron.com

These rails have been copied by many competitors but we still make them better. We will explain how when you come into our showroom. We also offer rolls or lamb tongues at the bottom of the rails. Our ornamental railing comes with several standard choices. Additionally we offer upgrades for every taste and budget. We have some pictures of our most popular styles below.

We do also offer Powder Coating as an option  for your railings. Many companies offer this, however we still feel your best long term option is to Prime and Paint the railing. The Powder Coat finish, contrary to any sales job, will rust. It will hold up a little longer but it will have to be touched up over the years. It is IMPOSSIBLE to MATCH a Powder Coat finish to look like it does coming out of the booth. So- then you are left with a mismatch paint job. Additionally Powder Coating will flake off in the years to come. Powder Coating is a good option - just not the cure all that some would sell you on.

We are here to please you either way. Powder Coating is still popular and we will gladly accommodate your desires for any finish.

Click here to see our Standard Railing Spec Sheet in PDF format



  • Pic # 1 standard 3 steps with roll

  • Pic #2 Standard between Columns

  • Pic # 3 Standard with LT ending

  • Pic # 4 No design - With Rolls

  • Pic # 5 Standard with Rolls #3 design

  • Pic # 6 Standard with straight ending

  • Pic # 7 with the number 18 design on porch

  • Pic# 8 Retaining wall application with #20 design

  • Pic #9 Standard with Rolls #20 design

Interior Railing - Come in and work with our designer or bring your own ideas

Watson Steel and Iron Works - we will work with you to design a unique rail that will match your homes unique style. In Charlotte, Interior Rails are often designed by an interior designer and our team has a ton of experience working with them.

Our showroom has many iron or steel railings products that you can see and even more design ideas from our books and portfolio of work. Railing can be simple to complex - a focal point or one that does not stand out. Come in and talk with us about your project.

We can build complex Stainless Steel Rails, Iron Railing or Aluminum Rail. Our price is competitive but our Quality and design assistance is second to none.

Call into the office in Matthews, NC, to arrange a time to come in. You can also email info@watsonsteelandiron.com. Thanks for taking a look at our company.

 We are a short drive from Lake Wylie, Charlotte, or Lake Norman - We are about 1.5 miles from 485.



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Upgraded Railing

There are endless choices of upgrades. The most popular one is the cap molding on the top of the rail. You can end your step rails with volutes or lamb's tongues. The photos shown here are a small array of styles you can select.



  • Pic # 22 Collars

  • Pic # 23 Collars close up

  • Pic # 24 Panel with Decorative Picket 1 per foot - several options

  • Pic # 25 Birdcage sample in Showroom

  • Pic # 26 Insert Panel - several to select from Showroom sample

  • Pic # 27 Standard with Molding 1 3/4

  • Pic # 28 2 inch molded cap

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  • Pic # 30 Cable Rail - Stainless cable - painted black post

  • #31 Cable Rail - Stainless cable

  • #32 Post endings

  • #33 Post endings - Another view

  • #34 Molded Cap 3/4

  • #35 Standard Aluminum

  • #36 Hammered Bowed Picket Closeup

  • #37 Hammered Bowed Picket

  • #38 Horizontal Railing - small flat bar

  • #39 Horizontal Railing - small flat bar close up

  • #40 Bowed Picket

  • #41 Picture # 2 Bowed Pickets

  • #42 Cathedral Railing

  • #43 Upgraded Aluminum

  • #44 Classic Circle Look

  • #45 Modern Horizontal Rail - Round Rod

  • #46 Modern Horizontal Rail - Round Rod - cable rail look

  • #47 Modern Horizontal Rail - Round Rod - cable rail look 2

  • #48 Aluminum Railing - Look under Commercial

  • #49 Wall Bracket - Upgraded

  • #50 Rop rail - no pickets

  • #51 Upgrade Trim and Collars

  • #52 Collars and Molding

  • #53 Mississippi Bronze Core Drill UPGRADE PANELS

  • #54 2 1/4

  • #55 Molded Cap Scroll work with No roll or Lamb Tongue - Pinapple Top Finials

  • #56 Horizontal Railing

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  • #59 Horizontal flat bar shown

  • #60 Molded Rolls with Pineapple in the center

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  • #62 Molded Roll Shown - Double bar with Scroll work

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  • #64 Collars alternating single and double with molded cap

  • #65 Horizontal Rail - modern rail

  • #66 Horizontal Rail - cable look but without the fuss

  • #67 Horizontal Rail - modern rail - bolt connection

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  • #69 Decorative Picket with Channel for wood cap install - wood cap by different company

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  • #75 Bowed Pickets and Molded Cap

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  • # 82 Decorative Panel in Center - standard channel top - STUB support

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  • #89 Double Bar - Scroll with Channel & Molded cap - 3/4

  • #90 Large Channel Top

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  • #93 3x1chan. 1½ post ³/⁴ picket #2

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  • #95 3x1chan. 1½ post ³/⁴ picket #3

Aluminum Railing in Matthews, Charlotte, NC

We are asked to build custom aluminum railing. Watson has building and crew dedicated to fabricating aluminum railings. We supply these for projects in Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill, Indian Trail, Stallings, Weddington, Waxhaw, Monroe, New Salem, Marshville, Wingate, Gastonia, Belmont, Kings Mountain, Lake Wylie, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Cornelius, Concord, Kannapolis, Midland, Fort Mill, and Rock Hill and many other locations. 

Our custom Aluminum rails are powder coated with your choice of color. We can core drill and install our aluminum rails usually within 2 weeks.

We can build pipe rails using the aluminum pipe and customize it for your project.

We offer 4 different companies for PRE Fabricated Aluminum rails and fencing. If your project requires fencing from the pre fabricated aluminum companies, give us a call. We have high strength commercial products and of course low cost alternatives.

 



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  • #104 Upgraded Aluminum

  • #105 Standard Aluminum

  • #106 Molded Cap 3/4



Cable Rails in Matthews, Charlotte, NC

New simplified cable systems using 316 marine grade stainless steel ensures long-lasting durability and beauty in both interior and exterior applications.

Use the 3/32" Allen Wrench - periodic tightening is supported and recommended. Runs are placed on center approximately every 3" to enable cable to not stretch beyond the 4" sphere rule. 

 

Recently a Charlotte Contractor hired us to build a very big Stainless Steel Cable Rail. In South Charlotte, you may visit a new shopping center that has large pipe rails with horizontal stainless steel cables. The cable was 3/4" thick and looks great.

Our Commercial Contractor was very happy and our price was cheaper. We can powder coat your railings. We can also supply them in primer finish for you to provide your custom paint. 

Cable rails can be made with vinyl coated cables with or without turnbuckles. Review our recent project in Charlotte. 



  • Horizontal Rail - cable look but without the fuss

  • Horizontal Rail - modern rail

  • Cable Rail - Stainless cable

  • Cable Rail - Stainless cable - painted black post

  • Cable Look but more dependable



Balcony Railing - Order one of our in stock style - delivered next day

In Charlotte,NC, balcony and window covers are very common - but our styles are unique. Take a look at the 4 window covers - Juliet Balconies - we keep a small stock of these to sell to homeowners at a discounted price. Notice the 4 pictures on the same house - these are in stock most of the time.

Of course, if you want a custom balcony or window cover, we would be happy to help you design one. If you have a good picture we can build it from that as well. Give us a chance to impress you. We will match anyone’s price for the same item.

Our balconies are on Million Dollar homes from Lake Norman to Downtown Charlotte. The quality and customer service is what keeps our customers happy.

A full Ornamental Iron balcony with a steel floor can add beauty to your home. However, they are very heavy and should be planned during the construction phase of your project. You will need a stamped engineered print for us to fabricate and install a balcony with a floor. Our Ornamental Iron team is ready to assist you in with your new balcony project in Charlotte, NC and its surrounding area.



  • #107 Upgrade Trim and Collars

  • #108 Balcony Add On - Double Bar

  • #109 Balcony Add On - Double Bar Another view

  • #110 Horizontal Rail - cable look but without the fuss

  • #111 Horizontal Rail - modern rail - bolt connection

  • #112 Balcony with collars

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