Organic stair case

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Project by Stephen posted 01-18-2007 06:32 PM 2529 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My projects are mostly associated with the rehabbing of a 30-year old contemporary home on the side of a mountain in Western North Carolina. When we purchased it almost two years ago, it had had nothing done to it in those thirty years. It has been an ongoing labor of love ever since.

The links below show a stair case I have about completed . . . just a little more trim work and its on the next project.

The post and rails are Black Locust collected and cut from our mountain, and the infill is Mountain Laurel from a construction site clearing nearby. The room is 28 feet from floor to ceiling and the stairway connects the floor level with an enclosed mid-level bridge connecting the two halves of the structure.


More photos ->

Mountains of Western North Carolina

-- Stephen (A) Western North Carolina

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 01-18-2007 06:50 PM

I just Love it! Goes great with the stone and tile. Wonderful job.

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#2 posted 01-18-2007 07:43 PM

Great idea, very orginal As Dennis said great with stone work.

-- Marty Ohio

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#3 posted 01-18-2007 07:49 PM

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#4 posted 01-18-2007 08:21 PM

Beautiful, it’s like bringing the outdoors in. Beautiful job with the photos also.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 01-18-2007 09:21 PM

this is WONDERFUL. . What a great idea and you have executed it so well.
Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-19-2007 12:10 AM

Very nice, Stephen. I guess you don’t have young children at your place. I think they would make short work of the lighter branches. Building regulations wouldn’t let us build a stair rail like yours, pity.

I’m interested in the plant on the pole in the upper level. We call those stag ferns, but I understand Americans call them Elk Ferns. Here they grow outdoors.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 01-19-2007 10:24 PM

You sent me photos of this project many months ago, and I am pleased to see it posted on lumberjocks now. Congrats on accomplishing this task, it looks complicated and like a lot of work. Finding, fitting, Sanding and joining all of those sticks had to been a lot of effort, and it sure looks cool now.

good to hear from you,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 01-20-2007 12:55 AM

I can see something similar in my house. Very nice!

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

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#9 posted 10-07-2008 03:11 AM

stephen…this was not your first project post…but in the PULSE PAge…its one of THE oldest projects…I am bored…so thought i would go backwards and see the old stuff—-the oldies but goodies…very cool stuff…

have you seen LJ’s lately——10,000 projects now!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 06-24-2009 08:06 PM

pretty cool.

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#11 posted 06-24-2009 09:15 PM

looks like a nice house. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 11-07-2011 05:59 PM

good job!

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