Cherry Staircase

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Project by _Steve posted 05-14-2010 05:00 PM 2148 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this out of 4/4 & 6/4 Northern Wisconsin Black Cherry that was sawn on my sawmill. The skirt boards and trim are made from Northern White pine, stained Cherry, to match with the post & beams in my home. All railing components (45 Lin. Ft), risers, and treads were done in the shop. Treads have 3 coats and the rest 2 coats water borne satin finish. The treads and nailed with 16d black ozide, square cut, formed nails.

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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#1 posted 05-14-2010 05:10 PM

Very nice, never seen stairs in cherry, should age beautifly.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 08:49 PM

Man thats NICE!! Where did you get the nails?

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 08:52 PM

Love that Cherry looks grand

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 09:45 PM

Not your average staircase! Very nice…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#5 posted 05-14-2010 11:17 PM

Hey DaddyT, Here is a link to where I got the nails. I used # N15, the largest offered. Thanks everyone for the great feedback!

Horton Brasses Inc.

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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#7 posted 05-15-2010 07:22 AM

that is some beautiful cherry…i love the grain …and i must say i can tell you have done some wonderful craftsmanship in your home..very nice to come home to..i look forward to seeing your work here at the site..thanks…nice fire going there…i like the nails….when i built my home…i did it with the lumber that came from a home we took down that had been built in 1900…i now have two large buckets full of the real nails that came from the boards i used…if you want, look at my projects…you will see the home i built…i loved every minute of it..good job with the stir case…very nice work indeed…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 05-15-2010 01:55 PM

What a beautiful stairway- I bet your wife is a very happy lady. What do your kitchen cabinets look like?

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#9 posted 05-15-2010 04:20 PM

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 05-31-2010 12:29 AM

Terrific job on the stairs, I like that the window trim and stairs match color so well. You have your own sawmill ? how awsome. You had good lumber to work with also, that really helps. Keep up the good work.

-- mermaids rule

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#11 posted 05-31-2010 03:57 AM

I Can tell your very talented

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