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Project by Stairman posted 12-20-2008 07:28 AM 1828 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my project i am most proud of….. a tradiditonal wood free standing staircase, other than the screws that hold it together.. no metal was used in the construction of this stair. all the stringers are laminate bent, the treads are Domestic cherry and interlock with the risers to create the streanght that the stair needs to be ridged


-- Jim, Northern California,

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#1 posted 12-20-2008 07:31 AM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-20-2008 07:37 AM

Jim that is stunning. Beautiful job!

Also, Welcome to LJ.

-- Martin, Kansas

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John Ormsby

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#3 posted 12-20-2008 08:13 AM

Very Nice!!!! I can really appreciate your workhaving built many stair systems myself.

Congrats on a job well done!

BTW where are you located in Northern Cal? I’m in Sacramento.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#4 posted 12-20-2008 02:40 PM

That’s just for show right, there is an elevator??? I showed them to my wife and all she said was WOW.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#5 posted 12-20-2008 02:58 PM

Very nice. Not only is that technically challenging, but I like the contrast of the darker wood on the white.

-- Have a blessed day!

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Eric in Florida.

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#6 posted 12-20-2008 04:35 PM

if I lived three more life times, I couldn’t come up with something that nice.
You are very good at what you do!
My Mrs almost hit the floor when I showed her this.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#7 posted 12-20-2008 04:59 PM

Amazing! I just cut my first stair stringers ever a Little while ago! and I was proud that they worked! I am envious of your skills and patience. very stunning.

-- timmytimmy

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#8 posted 12-20-2008 05:54 PM

Bravo, what a accomplishment….Blkcherry

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#9 posted 12-20-2008 05:59 PM


-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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#10 posted 12-20-2008 06:01 PM

What a beautiful staircase.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#11 posted 12-20-2008 06:40 PM

wow. I didn’t know people could still do this kind of work. Very impressive.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#12 posted 12-20-2008 06:43 PM

Outstanding! You are a true craftsman of your craft. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 12-20-2008 07:23 PM

That’s craftsmanship!! !Excellent design and execution.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 12-20-2008 07:28 PM

Cannot relate. Way beyond my imagining. Fantastic, thanks for the post.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 12-20-2008 08:16 PM

Great work

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