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Balau Mahogany Top Rail - 2in x 4in

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Item #balau-top-rail
Base Price$130.00
Rail Length
NOTE:Typically shipped with an entire railing system. Shipped in a cardboard tube via motor freight. CALL FOR A FREIGHT QUOTE 888-686-7245


All wood products are subject to our Special Terms for Wood Orders.
Balau Mahogany offers comparable strength to the increasingly popular Ipe Brazilian Walnut, but with a slightly deeper color and a more affordable price. This top rail, also called a cap rail, is the perfect addition to your cable railing, whether completing a full mahogany frame or accenting metal posts with a tropical touch.

Technical Information:
  1. Material: Balau Mahogany, aka Batu Mahogany
  2. Actual Dimensions: 1.5in x 3.5in
  3. Attaches directly to the top of any post
  4. 100% natural and organic, with no preservatives or additives
  5. Class A Flame Spread Rating (same as Concrete and steel)
  6. Kiln dried, clear grade boards for consistent appearance and application
  7. Sustainably harvested from well-managed forests
  8. Lacey Act and SVLK compliant
Balau is one of five main groupings for Meranti (also called Lauan) wood. The other four are called Light Red Meranti, Dark Red Meranti, White Meranti, and Yellow Meranti. These woods are members of the Shorea genus and are very popular in southeast Asia. Each group offers different characteristics and benefits.

Balau Product Benefits:
  1. Dense cell structure deters rot, decay, insects, and mold
  2. Reliably durable, strong, long-lasting, and easy to maintain, even in the most demanding applications
  3. Oil finish is advisable for color preservation, but is not required; Balau weathers to a silver patina when left unprotected
  4. Naturally water-resistant
Combine this lovely top rail with matching Balau Posts, or choose one of our other material options: Aluminum, Round Stainless Steel, or Square Stainless Steel.

NOTE: Aluminum posts require Post-to-Post support for wood top rails.

Not sure what to pair your Balau Top Rail with? Have any questions regarding our products or the ordering process? Email us at or call 1-888-686-7245 (RAIL) any time. More information and inspiration can be found on our FAQ, WORKSHEETS, and VIDEOS pages.

Product # 989047, 989054, & 989061

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