Feeney

Warm Welcome

Offering the organic warmth of natural wood without the maintenance, Feeney has added a woodgrain finish to its DesignRail Aluminum Railing System. It is available in three woodgrains—Cherry, Walnut and Weathered Gray.Judge’s Comment: “This product is presumably the result of extensive attention in the R&D phase. To achieve both the aesthetic and performance it targeted, much work and innovation had to occur.”

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Versatile Railing Systems

With more and more consumers looking for interior railing systems for space differentiation and personalization, many turn to railing systems. A customizable railing system is offered for both interior and exterior settings that feature several infill options varying in height, materials used, and embedded materials such as rice, grass, or leaves for a natural and green look. Mesh and grid patterns fit any needed setting.

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Snap to it

A solution for installing CableRail stainless steel railing infill into composite sleeved or wrapped wood posts, Quick-Connect lag and pivot fittings now work with wood. Easy to use, cable end simply insert into the fitting, and the embossed Quick-Connect jaws grab and automatically lock in place. No crimping or hard-to-use compression tools are required. The fittings screw directly into the face of a post or wall, which makes them the perfect solution for projects requiring an inside-to-inside connection.

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View to a Thrill

New cable guardrails enhance sightlines at Sonoma Raceway. Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif., was looking to enhance its sightlines for better race viewing. A guardrail was to be installed in two areas: a corporate hospitality area overlooking the track and another corporate hospitality section located alongside the track. Both locations were completed just prior to the 2015 Sprint NASCAR race, which took place in June. The primary “driver” for this project was to create areas with high visibility while also ensuring the safety of race-goers. The VIP viewing platform, which is situated just above the main grandstand, was designed with vital sightlines in mind.

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Farm-Fresh, Modern Design

SHED, a market, café and community gathering space in Healdsburg, Calif., has celebrated the land, farming, food, art and culture of Northern Sonoma County since it opened in April 2013. Designed by Jensen Architects of San Francisco, the SHED architectural style incorporates prototypical farm building forms to support the vision of SHED co-owners Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton: to create “a stronger connection to the land and the food we eat.” For the guardrail, Jensen initially considering a trellis-like arrangement; as the design developed, they realized they were really looking for transparency and openness at the guardrail. The building opens fully to the street, inviting people in and le

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