Staircase and Entrance in Oak

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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 10-25-2011 09:16 PM 1608 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A short while back I started this staircase. I finally finished it. Thankfully the owner was in no hurry as she was working on other parts of the house too. I had done all the floors previously. All rails and balusters were purchased but I made my own treads, risers, and all molding. I’m particularly proud of my tread returns as it was my first staircase where I made many of the parts.
The curved cut on the tread returns were done with a router and template that made a sweep instead of a 45 degree angle at the corner. a plywood strip acts as a sort of loose tenon joint to give them strength. I have to admit that the owner is meticulous at scraping, sanding, and finishing the wood. She made me look a lot better than I am as a result.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 10-25-2011 10:01 PM

Great work! The stairs look beautiful!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 10-25-2011 10:20 PM

really beautiful job dan, i love all of the touches you made, very professional looking…

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

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#3 posted 10-25-2011 11:27 PM

Now that’s a great job and you got the owner of the home to help out.

Even better.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 03:22 AM

nice work Daniel, this is impressive. now sure where you find the time for all of this! :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 04:36 AM

You should be proud! very nice.

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 05:41 AM

Sharon, the time opens up when you retire. Still, i manage to waste half of it. But, that’s sometimes the best part.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 12:27 AM

Beautiful work !

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 07:08 PM

Very nice!

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