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Project by AdamBomb posted 04-18-2018 03:07 PM 1507 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basement Staircase

-- Self LOVE is not so vile a sin as self neglecting - William Shakespeare





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LesB

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#1 posted 04-18-2018 04:29 PM

Not to be obtuse but what specifically are you showing us. Also doesn’t Connecticut require hand rails?

-- Les B, Oregon

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Hazem

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#2 posted 04-18-2018 05:32 PM

I dig it. Great way to give boring stairs character.

Are the boards different thicknesses? I can’t tell. Some look like they are bowing out. It gives nice depth. Can you post a close up?

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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 04-19-2018 12:16 AM

I like the contrast between the black treads and the warm random wood sides. Would not care to walk down those stairs in the dark. Maybe some bright yellow grip tape on the edge of the steps.
You could put a mattress and a first aid kit at the bottom.

-- James E McIntyre

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AdamBomb

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#4 posted 04-19-2018 12:21 AM



Not to be obtuse but what specifically are you showing us. Also doesn t Connecticut require hand rails?

- LesB


Les I am sharing the finished staircase of wood I built.
Also, if it is such a concern to the State of CT to become invasive because of my lack of a handrail on a staircase maybe they should turn to themselves and notice that the State Capitol itself is lacking such structures.

-- Self LOVE is not so vile a sin as self neglecting - William Shakespeare

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AdamBomb

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#5 posted 04-19-2018 12:24 AM



I dig it. Great way to give boring stairs character.

Are the boards different thicknesses? I can t tell. Some look like they are bowing out. It gives nice depth. Can you post a close up?

- Hazem


boards are all made from sheets of 1/4” ply cut, torched and bevel sanded. Some bowed but that’s just nature taking it’s course

-- Self LOVE is not so vile a sin as self neglecting - William Shakespeare

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AdamBomb

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#6 posted 04-19-2018 12:30 AM



I like the contrast between the black treads and the warm random wood sides. Would not care to walk down those stairs in the dark. Maybe some bright yellow grip tape on the edge of the steps.
You could put a mattress and a first aid kit at the bottom.

- James E McIntyre


the staircase and basement are fully illuminated with 13 6” LED recessed lights at 100 watts each, 6 of those are surrounding the staircase with 3 way switches at the top and bottom of the staircase. Plus my 7 year old child has no problems utilizing the staircase I think you can too.

-- Self LOVE is not so vile a sin as self neglecting - William Shakespeare

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AdamBomb

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#7 posted 04-19-2018 01:47 AM



I dig it. Great way to give boring stairs character.

Are the boards different thicknesses? I can t tell. Some look like they are bowing out. It gives nice depth. Can you post a close up?

- Hazem

pic added for you

-- Self LOVE is not so vile a sin as self neglecting - William Shakespeare

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Redoak49

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#8 posted 04-19-2018 10:49 AM

The staircase looks nice. It does need hand rails. I do not care what the code is but a staircase needs hand rails. If you ever have someone else go down those steps and gets hurt, you will have liability issues.

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ohwoodeye

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#9 posted 04-19-2018 01:17 PM

I removed all stairs in my house and installed “fireman poles” instead.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ocean

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#10 posted 04-19-2018 01:24 PM

Love it. The slates give it pop in contrast to the black risers and treads.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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gargey

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#11 posted 04-19-2018 02:40 PM


the staircase and basement are fully illuminated with 13 6” LED recessed lights at 100 watts each, 6 of those are surrounding the staircase with 3 way switches at the top and bottom of the staircase. Plus my 7 year old child has no problems utilizing the staircase I think you can too.

You’re a “no seatbelt” kind of guy, I guess? Works totally fine, unless something doesn’t go to plan…

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grace123

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#12 posted 04-19-2018 02:49 PM

My first thought when I saw your pictures was it looked like some of the Indian Ruins in and around where I live. I live in the northwest corner of the state of New Mexico and we have the remnants of many abandoned structures. I enclose two pictures. One is a big view of an abandoned city complex and one is a detailed view of room constructions.

I really like the overall look of your stairs and think you did a great job.

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Ted78

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#13 posted 04-19-2018 03:28 PM

They look really nice. And like you said, Your house, build whatever kind of stairs you want. It would never fly in MY house, Trust me seven year olds navigate all sorts of things that would probably kill me.

-- Ted

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majuvla

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#14 posted 04-19-2018 09:02 PM

Nice stairs. You must work also on other parts of that interior too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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NormG

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#15 posted 04-22-2018 03:00 AM

what a great place for an inside fort

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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