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    Stairs and Rails, (Pics)

    Building, installing, or renovating the stairs and rails in your house can be one of the most difficult jobs you will undertake. Not because the skills are difficult to learn or master, it's just something most people don't get to practice.
    Here some pictures of a recently completed stair and railing job I did in Westhampton, NY.

    Richard

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    Wow Richard, that is outstanding!

    What is the wood, Cherry?

    Sure looks nice!

    Great to see a mix of materials as well. The black parts of the balusters look like the usual twisted mild steel, the silver bit in the middle looks like it is cast, and the feet or what ever you call them, on both ends also look cast.

    How are they attached?

    LOVE to see the final pics, when it is all done!

    Cheers!

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    richard, as always very nice work! looks like mahogany from here..tod

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    Let me add my appreciation of a job well done. Like Tod, I think that the wood is mahogany.

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    The treads on the stairs are Jatoba to match the floor. I was able to talk the builder into mahogany for the rails and posts, much easier to work with and when stained dark red they match very well.
    The wrought iron balusters have a brushed nickel basket. They are epoxied into the floor and rails. The steps and floor get the cast shoe to make things neat.
    Thanks for looking.

    Richard

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    Richard, looks great as always. Jatoba is a fun wood to work with and I have a stash of about 400 bdft of highly figured Jatoba in the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Richard done stole one of my previous staircase jobs I did 4-5 years back


    Looks very similiar.

    Looks great Richard


    Edit. Oops!!!!! Have a limit of 4 smilies
    I just fixed that now Steve...there's no limit to the number of images you can include. This only applies to smilies and linked images (stored on another website). It doesn't affect the limit of 10 attached pictures, though.

    Richard, that's another great job. It's great to see work by someone who knows what they're doing.

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    Richard and Steve beware!!!
    Between the dizzying winding staircases and the smilies you guys post, please know that you are presenting this forum as fresh meat for the Law Suits!

    Help me.
    Iím falling,
    Iím falling,
    Iím falling thru a hole in the forumÖ.

    Frank Chaffee

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    Richard,
    As always...Nice work. I have a real respect for stairbuilders. THose of us who have tried...know it takes special talent.

    I love what you do on the end grain...is it really a "curved" angle...or my imagination? How do you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Clabo View Post
    Richard,
    I love what you do on the end grain...is it really a "curved" angle...or my imagination? How do you do it?
    It is a curved returned piece. It is easier than a metered return, once you have a set of templates. They are cut on a shaper. I don't always use them, some people are still traditionalist.

    Thanks,
    Richard

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