Watson Steel & Iron Works | Railing

Standard Custom 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 custom iron 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



  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Roll Endings

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing between Columns

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Lambs Tongue Endings

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Lambs Tongue Endings

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing & Wall Bracket

  • Standard Custom iron Railing w. Roll Endings & Ball Finials

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Roll Endings & Ball Finials

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Roll Endings, Ball Finials, & Design #3

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Straight Ending & Ball Finials

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Ball Finials & Design #18

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Ball Finials & Design #20

  • Standard Custom Iron Railing w. Roll Endings, Ball Finials, & Design #18

Custom Interior Railing - Come in to work with our designers 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 railing 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.

We can build complex 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.



  • Iron Flat Bar Horizontal Railing

  • Iron Flat Bar Horizontal Railing

  • Iron Flat Bar Horizontal Railing w. Top Prepared for Wood Capping

  • Iron Flat Bar Horizontal Railing

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Molded Top, Roll Endings, & "S" Scroll Panels

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Double Bar, Roll Endings, & "X" Panels

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Twisted Posts & Panel Design

  • Custom Iron Railing - Full Decorative Panels

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Decorative Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Twists and Bird Cage Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Decorative Pickets & Roll Endings

Upgraded Custom 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, Molded Rolls, Molded Knuckles, or lamb's tongues. The photos shown here are a small array of styles you can select.



  • Showroom Panel 1: Iron - Decorative Center Panel

  • Showroom Panel 2: Iron - Decorative Picket 1 Per Foot

  • Showroom Panel 3: Round Rod Horizontal

  • Showroom Panel 4: Iron - Flat Bar Horizontal

  • Showroom Panel 5: Iron - Standard w. Double Bar

  • Showroom Panel 7: Iron - Molded Iron Railing

  • Showroom Panel 9: Iron - Birdcage Pickets w. Twists

  • Showroom Panel 10: Iron - Decorative Trim

  • Post endings: Volute, Molded Lambs Tongue, Molded Knuckle

  • Post endings: Volute, Molded Lambs Tongue, Molded Knuckle

  • Wall Bracket: Iron - Molded Top w. Volute Ending

  • Custom Iron Railing: Molded Top w. Flair & Lambs Tongue Endings

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Roll Endings & Pineapple Cap

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Roll Endings & Ball Cap

  • Custom Iron Railing: 2 1/4" Molded Top

  • Top Run Railing: Iron - Molded Top w. Lambs Tongue Ending

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Double Bar, Roll Endings, & "X" Panels

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Decorative Panels

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Decorative Center Picket

  • Standard Iron railing Upgraded w. Decorative Panel

  • Custom Iron Railing: Molded Top w. Decorative "S" Panels, Flair & Lambs Tongue Endings

  • Decorative Panel w. Double Bar

  • Decorative Center Panel

  • Custom Iron Railing: Full Decorative Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Double Bar, Collars in center of each panel

  • Custom Iron Railing w/ Double bar & Collars on Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Decorative Panels - Painted Mississippi Bronze

  • Custom Iron Railing - Full Decorative Panels

  • Decorative Pickets - Top prepared for Wood Cap (Wood Cap Installed by separate company)

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Collars Every Picket

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Decorative Posts & Collars on Top/Bottom of Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Decorative Panels & Collars

  • Custom Iron Railing w. All Decorative Pickets

  • Molded Iron Railing w. Circle Double Bar & Molded Knuckle Ending

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Circle Double Bar & Molded Knuckle Ending

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Circle Double Bar & Molded Knuckle Ending

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Circle Double Bar & Roll Endings

  • Molded Iron Railing w. Scroll Double bar & Decorative Post Caps

  • Molded Iron Railing w. Scroll Double bar & Roll Ending

  • Molded Iron Railing w. Scroll Double bar

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Circle Double Bar Top/Bottom & Spears on Top

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Double Bar, Decorative Center Panel, Ball Finials, & Lambs Tongue Ending

  • Iron - Hammered Bowed Picket Example

  • Iron - Twisted Bowed Picket Example

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Bowed Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing w. Round Rod Pickets - Giving a Cable Railing Look

  • Custom Iron Round Rod Railing

  • Custom Iron Round Rod Railing - Cable Railing Look

  • Custom Iron Horizontal Railing

  • Custom Iron Flat Bar Horizontal Railing

  • Custom Iron Round Rod Railing - Cable Railing Look

  • Thicker Flat Bar Horizontal Railing

  • Custom Iron Railing - Upgraded 3"x1" Channel Top

  • Custom Iron Railing - Upgraded: 3"x1" Channel Top, 1½" Post, 3/4" Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing - Upgraded: 3"x1" Channel Top, 1½" Post, 3/4" Pickets

  • Custom Iron Railing - Upgraded: 3"x1" Channel Top, 1½" Post, 3/4" Pickets

Aluminum Railing in Matthews, Charlotte, NC

We also offer custom aluminum railing, built to your own unique style.

Aluminum railing is a great option if you want the look of iron railing, but do not want the maintenance that comes with iron. NO RUST!

We supply these projects in Charlotte, Matthews, Lake Norman, and many other locations in the surrounding area. 

Our custom Aluminum rails are powder coated with your choice of color, gloss black is the most popular. We can core drill and install our aluminum rails usually within 6-8 weeks.

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

 

 



  • Showroom Panel 11: Aluminum - Scroll Decorative Trim

  • Showroom Panel 13: Aluminum - Double Bar Trim

  • Showroom Panel 12: Aluminum - Pickets w. Collars

  • Showroom Panel 16: Aluminum - Flat Bar Horizontal

  • Showroom Panel 17: Aluminum - Round Rod Horizontal

  • Standard Aluminum Railing w. Lambs Tongue Ending

  • Custom Aluminum Railing - Collars Every Other Picket w. Handmade Volute Ending

  • Custom Aluminum Railing - "S" Scroll Panels w. Volute Ending

  • Custom Aluminum Railing - "S" Scroll Panels w. Volute Ending

  • Aluminum Wall Bracket w. Volute Ending

  • Aluminum Wall Bracket w. Volute Ending

  • Aluminum Handmade Volute Ending Option



The Cable Railing Look

Watson uses round rod in iron or aluminum to give you that cable railing look.

We can give you that modern feel, without the fuss of having to tighten the cables later on.

This style is great for both interior and exterior projects!



  • Up Close - Round Rod Horizontal Pickets

  • Interior Horizontal Railing

  • Custom Horizontal Railing

  • Custom Round Rod Horizontal Railing



Balcony Railing

In Charlotte,NC, balcony and window covers are very common - but our styles are unique. 

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. 

Our balconies are on many Luxury 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.



  • Custom Balcony Railing w. Double Bar

  • Custom Balcony Railing w. Double Bar - Another View

  • Custom Iron Railing - Decorative Panels, Collars, and Scroll Trim

  • Custom Horizontal Balcony Railing

  • Example of a Bolt Connection - Sometimes needed when installing balconies

  • Standard Balcony Railing w. Double Bar

  • Custom Window Cover w. "S" Scrolls

  • Custom Window Cover w. "X" design

  • Custom Window Cover w. Decorative Panels

  • Custom Juliet Balcony w. Decorative Pickets

  • Custom Juliet Balcony w. Bowed Pickets

  • Custom Balcony Railing w. Bowed Pickets

  • Custom Window Cover w. Bowed Pickets

  • Custom Balcony Railing w. Bowed Pickets

  • Custom Window Cover w. Scroll Bowed Pickets

  • Custom Balcony Railing - Bowed Pickets w. Collars & Scroll Trim