Sapele Mahogany Staircase

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Project by wing79 posted 1488 days ago 2990 views 10 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a staircase I have been working on over the past few months. It is an entirely steel structure and wrapped with sapele mahogany to give it the effect of being an all wood staircase. The staircase structure was made with steel to support the weight of the solid marble treads and risers. Although the project is not yet fully complete (stain), here is how it looks to date. Hopefully I will be able to get some photos once the finish is complete. Any questions, ask away. Thanks for looking!

Update. Finally done!


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#1 posted 1488 days ago

Looks good, what kind of bldg is it in?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1488 days ago

It’s actually a home. NOT mine, but I wish it were. :)


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#3 posted 1488 days ago

I thought it might be a capitol building ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 1488 days ago

I really like the gapped/interrupted helical design. It’s an elegant approach to a multi-floor stair system.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#5 posted 1487 days ago

After seeing this, I don’t think I will be posting my pencil holder! :)

Very nice work, that would take me an eternity to build.

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#6 posted 1487 days ago

Great work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 1487 days ago

Awsome design, awsome work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 1487 days ago

From one ‘Stair guy’ to another….beautiful work! I know whats involved in a job like that, stand proud!
Love the recessed paneling…

-- Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ~Harriet Braiker

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#9 posted 1487 days ago

Wow. Amazing work

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#10 posted 1487 days ago

Awesome detail in that job. But for that kind of money, I’d have an elevator…..just kidding. great job

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#11 posted 1487 days ago

Well, I have to say, that is an impressive effort … Kudus to your metal guy too, and the builder and to whoever laid the whole thing out. They get an A+ in solid geometry … Not an easy project, to say the least …Take a deep bow …

-- dan,vermont,

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#12 posted 1487 days ago

Very impressive. Looking forward to seeing the finished staircase.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1487 days ago


-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#14 posted 1487 days ago

I’m glad someone in Michigan still has the money to afford something like this. Even in good times, we in Fla. seldom get the chance to work on stairs (not many 2 story homes), so I do jump at any chance. Tell me, is the underside drywall? If so, that was a job in itself.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#15 posted 1487 days ago

Hummah Hummah!!!!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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