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Made of 5/4 quartersawn white oak. Finish: Dye and clear lacquer
Feb 05, 2013
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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..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd
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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 www.johnschutz.com
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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"
#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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