Stairs and Rails, (Pics)

Richard Wolf

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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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Stuart Ablett

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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!
 

Richard Wolf

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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
 

Vaughn McMillan

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Richard done stole one of my previous staircase jobs I did 4-5 years back:eek:


Looks very similiar.:confused:

Looks great Richard :D


Edit. Oops!!!!! Have a limit of 4 smilies:mad:
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.
 

Frank Chaffee

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Arena, Wisconsin
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.
I’m falling,
I’m falling,
I’m falling thru a hole in the forum….

Frank Chaffee
 

Glenn Clabo

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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?
 

Richard Wolf

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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
 

Per Swenson

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They finally let me in,

started feeling like a orphan who needed a dye job.

Anyway, Darn nice job there Richard.

Do you finish em? Or leave that for the painter types?

Per
 

Frank Chaffee

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Arena, Wisconsin
Well Richard,
You just wait…

Pretty soon I’m going to build new basement stairs for my Mother’s house out of 2 x stock, and then it will be your turn to be green with envy!

Framing square, Mag 77, and my Senco hammer; no fancy Fes required.

As always Richard, I admire your work and thank you for sharing it with us.

Frank Chaffee
 

John Hart

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I have to build several sets of stairs over the next year. You can bet that I'll attempt to tap your brain Richard!! Beautiful work sir. :thumb: :)
 
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