Oak Staircase and Entrance

Project by Craftsman on the Lake posted 10-25-2011 09:21 PM 5480 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A short while back I started this staircase. I finally finished it. Thankfully the owner was in no hurry as she was working on other parts of the house too. I had done all the floors previously. All rails and balusters were purchased but I made my own treads, risers, and all molding. I’m particularly proud of my tread returns as it was my first staircase where I made many of the parts.
The curved cut on the tread returns were done with a router and template that made a sweep instead of a 45 degree angle at the corner. a plywood strip acts as a sort of loose tenon joint to give them strength. I have to admit that the owner is meticulous at scraping, sanding, and finishing the wood. She made me look a lot better than I am as a result.

-- Tryin'

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posted 10-26-2011 02:10 AM

Excellent work, with or without the homeowner’s scraping.

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posted 10-27-2011 03:51 PM

Excellent work, nice details, love the look now maybe I should refinish mine

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posted 11-01-2011 01:11 AM

Beautiful Staircase.


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posted 06-20-2017 07:38 AM

Home renovation is the great essaypro review idea to make your house beautiful and repair the damaged things for safety. That is the beautiful idea of wooden stairs in the house which might improve your house beauty. Wooden work is really impressive and today many people prefer the wooden work in their house.

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