|Project by PGreene||posted 06-27-2009 03:04 PM||13324 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
I did this commission a while back. I had to build a newel post, rail and ballausters to match the existing ones on the second floor. This is an old house, so they also wanted it to look like it belonged. The last two pictures are the originals at the top of the stairs. Apparently there was a newel and rail long ago, but in a remodel they were removed. The bottom four stairs had no rail at all and their child was jumping from the top. I made the newel and ballausters from poplar and the cap and rail from pine to match the others. The tricky part was making new pine look like the aged color, but I think it came out to a perfect match (minus the scratches and dings). The most challenging part was fitting the rail because nothing in an old house is square.