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Project by Tedster posted 842 days ago 2081 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In ‘08 I was hired as a helper to assemble this walnut staircase. Once the floating stringers and a few treads were in place, they saw I knew what I was doing and left me to finish the whole project. It runs 3 stories, from the basement to the 2nd floor. I only did the assemble as they delivered the parts. The painters finished it after I was gone, thus no finished photos.

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Dreluks

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#1 posted 841 days ago

This is simply beautiful … congratulates wow!

-- dreluks

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Bertha

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#2 posted 841 days ago

Whoa! What a project! It’s incredible.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Marcos

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#3 posted 841 days ago

Whoa. Looks like a lot of work. Way to go!!

-- Marcos, California

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Tedster

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#4 posted 841 days ago

Thanks all, it was about a month long project. But keep in mind I didn’t make the pieces, I just assembled them.

A short story… the company then had me go around to other staircases and finish/repair what their installers didn’t finish/screwed up. About a year later I ran into one of their installers at Home Depot, he told me the company went belly-up. They had a few really good installers, but also a lot who didn’t know a plumb bob from a yo-yo, and the company took on way more work than they could handle. Too bad, it was a fun job.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 841 days ago

Nice work, I know how difficult stair railings can be. We have a staircase that takes two 45 degree turns as it ascends, thus many compound angle cuts. I remember one 1×8 trim board that was shaped like an “H” and had compound cuts and notched around posts at both ends. That was a head-scratcher but it came out well.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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DouginVa

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#6 posted 841 days ago

They painted over that! Sacralige!!!!!!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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Martyroc

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#7 posted 841 days ago

That looks good, I agree with DouginVa, if I caught someone painting over that, they would be drawn and quartered!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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KevinWelp

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#8 posted 841 days ago

Very cool stairs! I’m guessing the painters did not paint it but were the ones who finished it.?

-- Kevin - Rochester, MN

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mahadevwood

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#9 posted 841 days ago

elegant design of staircase with perfect matched newel post, wonderfull

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Tedster

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#10 posted 841 days ago

@KevinWelp – yeah, but I wasn’t around to see it. However, while I was assembling the staircase, they were busy in the rest of the 10,000 sq ft house sloshing dark walnut stain on the walnut trim.

@mahadevwood – I wish I could say I designed it, or even made the parts. I was just the installer :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Chris A. Sutter

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#11 posted 841 days ago

wow I wish you had pictures with the finish. I bet it really pops!

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 841 days ago

Now that is a project…. Congrats on them letting you run it…. I love black walnut. I’m just finishing an outdoor table for our patio.

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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BTKS

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#13 posted 841 days ago

Nice work.
Even though you didn’t design or fabricate, the install fit and finish look great.
Makes me want to get to finishing my single story straight run stairs, but they will have to wait a little longer.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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mreza

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#14 posted 840 days ago

Very nice work.

I am puzzled by the photos as how the stair are actually held up; in particular
in photo 5 I thought there should be something below the posts or some other mechanism
to hold the inner side of stairs?! How are they secured/stable on the side that is not attached to the wall?

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 840 days ago

Totally pro Bro! Love the work & appreciate it since I am in the trades too:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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