The ladder in our home

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Project by Walther von Einik posted 02-24-2012 08:09 PM 2436 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This ladder was made from one trunk of Russian oak. Original design of the first steps and stand, wich was made like steps – all my idea.


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#1 posted 02-24-2012 08:43 PM

I would normally call these stairs ,very nice stairs. It was very creative how you worked out the winders .It’s done very nicely more like furniture .

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 10:33 PM

That has a nice, sleek modern look to it. Great reuse, great idea.

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 12:13 AM

awesome, just awesome

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 12:14 AM

Simple and beautiful!

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 01:46 AM

Ladder, as in, not up to code? I use IRC 2009, which says stairs have to be I think 10” min run and 7.25 max rise? What are the dimensions?

Great looking ladder anyways

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 02:23 AM

It’s a ladder, as in right up to snuff. Ergonomic and stepping stone perfect.

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 02:25 AM

It’s our country home in Russia. There are another size in Russia, I think. Which size do you mean?


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#8 posted 02-25-2012 02:27 AM

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 02:44 AM

in Canada, the building code as of 2010 is min run of stairs is 8 1/4” on the stringer, or 9 1/4 if theres a 1” nosing. max nosing depth also just happens to be 1” – pretty sure codes different in Russia though

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 02:57 AM

Wonderful ladder, is a very open design that lends to making that area look great

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 03:14 AM

Great looking staircase Walt! The color of the oak is awesome.

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#12 posted 02-25-2012 04:57 PM

Great looking steps; very unique design!

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#13 posted 02-25-2012 05:26 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. So clean and well designed. Outstanding.

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#14 posted 02-25-2012 06:00 PM

Hi Walther,

Thanks for sharing.
Code smode! If they feel right, and they certainly look like do from you pictures then they are fine. It is a home not an institution.
The only thing I would have done differently would be turn the landing boards 90 degrees so the end grain is under the first step of the second rise set.
Certainly like the design, would almost bet that you get lots of comments from anyone that comes to your home.
Stairs are certainly one of my favourite things to build for permanent type installations.
Great job.

Again thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 02-25-2012 09:21 PM

Sorry for my not good English yet. Thanks for all! Stairs was doing in the home which we’ve got, not did byself – so the place was big in the home, but not comfortable – so we needede to change something – we’ve broken the part of ceiling . For us the best thing n the home – comfort. And another thing – the big size of the stairs don’t make the room dark. The construction of the ladder says about it and we must to do the form and unique design. But the first thing – it’s a comfort. So no one didn’t look at the codes and standarts. The size of the width of span – 125sm (49 inches). If all thigs in the world was doing by the code – all was being like gray and monotonously and not interesting. We would not have a Picasso and all was being like robots – monotonously and without souls. Anyway – thanks for all for your interest! God bles you!


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