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Ship's ladder/stair from living room to loft contemporary-staircase

Ship's ladder/stair from living room to loft

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May 31, 2014
kfurlow wrote:
Love the denim sofa. Who is the maker?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Sorry, we don't have the information available.
    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:22AM
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April 26, 2013
Chris Austill wrote:
Is it open behind the stairs? - Hi. Beautiful stairs. Are the backs of the stairs open, (i.e., if you are looking from the living room, can you see through to under the loft through the stairs), or is it closed up. Any safety concerns if they are open? Thanks!
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The back is closed, finished in maple too.
    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 1:26PM
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June 11, 2012
plewski wrote:
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Oh! Wow. How cool is that idea! :-)
    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 8:20PM
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NK Woodworking
@ smith & vansant architects PC - Nice!

@ pleski - If you haven't already found someone, would be happy to make you a shipsladder similar to this. We specialize in stairways and wooden boats. We would build it in our shop in Seattle and then truck it to you for install.

You can see some of our work on Houzz or our website at

Good luck!
    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 6:10PM
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Floor overhang and metal on rail
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a safer stair idea for the little ones...?
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stairs to loft. french doors
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great for the granchildren
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Between the sun porch and family room.
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like the loft railing for modern / semi-industrial look with cinder block wall, giant wall chalkboard, built in shelving of light wood, etc.
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interesting idea?
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Custom stair way.
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space efficient
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Looks like home!
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Open sitting room to attic space- ahhhhhh
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Great idea for loft access
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solid sides; don't like curves
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