Staircase remodeling

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Project by German_in_Ohio posted 02-04-2013 07:18 PM 1624 views 19 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of 5/4 quartersawn white oak.
Finish: Dye and clear lacquer


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#1 posted 02-04-2013 09:54 PM

Wow! That is fantastic. I love the use of 5/4 planks as ballusters.
Beautiful design and execution. That is a real gem of a project that will forever improve the home.

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

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 10:57 PM

Very nice work!! great!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 11:23 PM

I would like to have seen the original, but the design is very prairie school and fits the house beautifully. Wonderful design and craftsmanship.

-- jbschutz

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 11:31 PM

I had to look at it a couple of times to make sure there weren’t 2 rows of spindles. The effect is really amazing. I’m thinking about shamelessly plagarizing this when I make the railing for the stairs at the new house we are moving into.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 05:31 PM

The original railing was made from builder’s grade stained poplar posts and spindles… it was falling apart, and it was also very ugly ;)
The clients were asking for a stain color similar to what they have in their house. They provided an oil based stain, and after trying it out on a sample piece of the quartersawn oak I decided to go with a dye instead.

The posts are bolted to the concrete floor with 5/8” metal rods.

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 03:07 PM

What a great project! Like the design, build and finish and totally matches the whole house. Impressive work!


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