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Oak Stairway with Secret Compartment

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Project by aaronweaver posted 2016 days ago 6522 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a few years I have wanted the stairway to match the hardwood flooring I put down. I ripped out the old carpet, and put down hardwood treds and then built the two newel posts, and installed the railings and balusters. It took a few months to complete and I’m glad it’s done now. As a bonus I put in a secret compartment. My son enjoys taking off the top of newel post and storing his trains in there.





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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 2016 days ago

thats awesome

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 2016 days ago

cool, and that hidden compartment is brilliant!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 2016 days ago

Very nive work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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isetegija

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#4 posted 2016 days ago

Great design and very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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woodworm

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#5 posted 2016 days ago

Very beautiful!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 2016 days ago

Great work. It is wonderful.

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#7 posted 2016 days ago

i was thinking about this some more. It looks pretty solid, but does it ever sound hollow if someone bumps it?

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#8 posted 2016 days ago

Nicely done! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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aaronweaver

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#9 posted 2016 days ago

I cut about 1/4 off of the old newel posts and slid the new ones over the old ones. So it doesn’t really have a hollow sound. The inner compartment is only about 10 inches high.

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#10 posted 2016 days ago

Great place to store secret stuff.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#11 posted 2016 days ago

Beautiful work .. might want to be careful tho, I think I see a nail that could catch a little hand .. love the design and finish

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#12 posted 2016 days ago

Really nice work aaronweaver!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 2015 days ago

Very Well Done Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 2015 days ago

Great project. Nicely done too.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 2014 days ago

really cool. what do you hide there..?

-- making sawdust....

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