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Timber Frame Staircase with through tenons held with wedges

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Project by BenhamDesign posted 12-07-2017 09:02 PM 5027 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can watch the build process on YouTube

I built this timber frame staircase from reclaimed beams that came from another client’s house a few miles up the road. The beams use to support a pergola, that was torn down during their remodel.

We templated the area where the stairs where going to go and brought it back to the shop and premade them. The install was fairly straightforward as they were already in assembled in sections. All that was left was to put them in place and bolt them in.

The through tenons with the wedges were of course, as much of my work. Inspired by traditional Japanese joinery techniques.

Read more about this project on my blog building a Timber Frame Staircase

Find more about the work I do on my website Benham Design Concepts Custom Furniture Maker in Denver

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 09:21 PM

I really like the looks of that! Do the wire stringers (if that’s the right term) in place of spindles, meet code?

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Texcaster

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 09:51 PM

Top Job! Lovely finish!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 12-08-2017 01:41 AM

WOW! Alot of work but some awesome result.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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swirt

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#4 posted 12-08-2017 03:00 AM

Nice work. They look great. Too bad they needed railings… they look so fantastic without them.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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BenhamDesign

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#5 posted 12-08-2017 03:02 AM


I really like the looks of that! Do the wire stringers (if that s the right term) in place of spindles, meet code?

- Ocelot


Passed inspection in my area, you would want to check with your local building code

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com

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BenhamDesign

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#6 posted 12-08-2017 03:03 AM



Nice work. They look great. Too bad they needed railings… they look so fantastic without them.

- swirt


Stinking building codes…lol

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com

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bushmaster

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#7 posted 12-08-2017 06:19 AM

heavy duty, looks great

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 12-08-2017 02:08 PM

Brian you did a beautiful job on this staircase. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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dannmarks

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#9 posted 12-09-2017 02:06 AM

I have made some very cool stairs… These are awesome Guy…

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