My wife and I built out new house last year and I decided that I would make the stairs. I am a fan of Greene and Greene and admire the Hall Bros. work on staircases so I designed the stairs in the “GnG” style. It’s going to be a big project to work on in evenings and spare time, but I have more time than money – so that works out.
The stock is all air dried Black Walnut with Mountain Mahogany accents. Rails run from 1” to 3 1/2 “ thick – I designed the paneling for the wall, but will focus on the stair to start. Lotsa Mortise and Tenenon work and tricky fitting, but the house is square and I’ll just take it “one step at a time…” I’m starting on the upper landing “cattle guard” first and have started roughing out the pieces – should have a test fit later this week. – its going to be a fun project, have been looking forward to it!
-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe