Jatoba Stair retrofit

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Project by DannyJ posted 08-14-2012 04:39 PM 1331 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jatoba stair tread retrofit, with poplar (painted) balustrades.

The Persian came after the stairs, and is moveable, when she decides.

-- Danny, Houston, TX

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 04:49 PM

Handsome set of stairs !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 07:24 PM

Nice job – love the grain.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 07:56 PM

nice job! Did the jatoba give you much trouble while working it?

I was wondering what that weird rug was.

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 08:29 PM

Stairs look great. The colour goes well with the white paintwork

And I thought that was a fluffy rag to polish the stairs

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 09:19 PM

Very nice job. Looks professional!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-14-2012 09:40 PM

The jatoba is certainly the most physically hard wood I’ve ever worked with, and it is one of the most beautiful (to my taste). It is hard, dense, and heavy, but wears like iron, and excellent floor/stair material. Other than wearing out blades, and the carpenter, its not too bad to work with. I finished the stairs myself. I put tongue and groove flooring down in two rooms, and had those finished by a professional (we were cleaning up red dust for weeks), but it was worth it (see flooring project)

The weird rug is one of our Persians, its her house, I just do work there.

-- Danny, Houston, TX

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#7 posted 08-16-2012 04:52 PM

Beautiful stairs. I thought you had our cat. She looks like a ball of fur most of the time,too. Adopted us about a month before Hurricane Ike.

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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