|Project by builtinabarn||posted 02-19-2009 05:09 AM||2697 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
These are pictures of a stair case on a 120 foot Broward yacht (Cortina) a few years ago. I’m posting this job because by far, it was one of the most challenging projects I have have endured and am very proud of of the challenge and difficulty I over came. Of coarse I did not make the metal banisters, but I worked hand in hand with that guy on that project also. Most of the stair construction was made of laminated 1/4” thick solid cherry, epoxied and clamped in place (layer by layer). The larger “flat” areas were 3/8” bendable ply with cherry veneer applied over that . The caps are all 8/4 with an interior dado to fit over the body (sides) of the stairs, all pieced together, epoxied and shaped by hand with a series of hand saws , planes and scrapers. The handrails are made with the same method only of 12/4 cherry stock. Oh ya, mortises on the underside to except the banisters. The stair treads fit into dadoes ( the stair treads were made from the deck carpenter and made of teak with holly inlays). Although I did not build the treads, I did cut splines in them to fit in to the dadoes and I installed them. The deck carpenter gets all the easy jobs( he just makes the treads). I have to make his work fit with zero tolerances of any gaps and loose fitting joints.
-- Built in a Barn Bob