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Stair tower traditional-staircase

Stair tower

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April 20, 2014
meylander wrote:
What are the size of the box newel.. I love this size
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The width is 5 3/4" and height of the flat is 2 1/4" with a scotia below.
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January 3, 2014
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The mahogany here has been finished with Benjamin Moore's Penetrating Pecan stain and sealed with Sutherland Welles Exterior Polymerized Tung Oil in a medium luster.
2 Likes    Bookmark   Thanked by saw10128    January 6, 2014 at 8:58AM
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October 14, 2013
rockbrookway wrote:
where did you get the "bun" finials?
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that's probably why i like them so much! can any woodworking shop be able to fabricate, do you think?
    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 6:41AM
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I believe they would need a lathe at a minimum.
    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 1:35PM
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June 5, 2013
Dina Patel wrote:
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Dina Patel
Thank you so much. So these 6-7 steps we see here are 4 - 10" and then do you know what you tapered it down to? Are the stairs on the left that descend down also 4 - 10 in the first set? Thanks again!
    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 11:16AM
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Yes, the stairs descending at this landing are also 4' - 10" wide, but I can't provide more detail than that - these stairs are four stories high and very complex.
    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 3:40PM
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May 13, 2013
nelson9996 wrote:
love the balusters and stair newel post . What design are they and any idea of the type of wood used?
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Suzanne Agres
I there stain on them or is that the natural color of the wood
    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 5:05AM
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Kelly Starr - Rooms With A View
I am working on a project now where this look is perfect. Could these posts and rails etc., that you have made in house, be custom ordered? I NEED THIS... please say yes!
    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 8:02AM
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April 8, 2013
minahrock wrote:
Like the simplicity of the wall sconce - can you tell me where it is from? - Thank you!
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Urban Archeology.
    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 1:33PM
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February 28, 2013
junedreamhome wrote:
Help with multi-level staircase window ideas - I am getting ready build and we are looking at a similar staircase design with windows. Do you have any pictures of this window from the outside? Thank you.
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The stair tower can be seen in the back center part of this image:
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    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 11:27AM
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September 2, 2012
janel5000 wrote:
What is the paint color that you used for the wall? It is very pretty!
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The walls are Benjamin Moore's Bone White with an Aqua Velvet finish and the wood trim and paneling is Benjamin Moore's Linen White with a Satin Impervo finish.
Hope that helps!
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March 26, 2012
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Jennifer Laverty Paladine
Rail stain
    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 10:55AM
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The handrail at the stairs is a sustainably harvested stain grade mahogany with a Penetrating Pecan stain from Benjamin Moore and sealed with a medium luster tung oil.
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October 28, 2011
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These wood floors are Beech.
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 2:06PM
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to How to Update a Traditional Staircase
If you have lighter wood floors and are a bit afraid to go as dark as black on the handrail and newel posts, stain your handrail and just the tops of the new posts a dark chocolate brown. This only really works if the newel post design lends itself to a two-tone treatment.

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also something that i think could be decided down the road, but what we like in this photo is the contrast in the color of the steps compared to the rail and top of newel, not anything structural in this photo
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This how I want to do the stairs in our house.
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“Hello, The walls are Benjamin Moore's Bone White with an Aqua Velvet finish and the wood trim and paneling is Benjamin Moore's Linen White with a Satin Impervo”
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Instead of going with black and white you can stain the top rail a dark brown.
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Painted white stairs
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windows lighting the stairs
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Dark top rail
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Bone white walls. Linen trim
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The walls are Benjamin Moore's Bone White with an Aqua Velvet finish and the wood trim and paneling is Benjamin Moore's Linen White with a Satin Impervo finish.
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Hand rail stain
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color ; style
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About the same shape as our stairs
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Rail painted
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Post caps same color as railing but different from rest of post.
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The handrail at the stairs is a sustainably harvested stain grade mahogany finished with Benjamin Moore's Penetrating Pecan stain and sealed with Sutherland Welles Exterior Polymerized Tung Oil in a medium luster The treads you see in this image are 4' - 10" wide The walls are Benjamin Moore's Bone White with an Aqua Velvet finish and the wood trim and paneling is Benjamin Moore's Linen White with a Satin Impervo finish. These wood floors are Beech
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This is our back staircase!
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Newel post
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Paint colors. Linen white and Bone white. Benjamin Moore
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Newel Post
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Dark railings.
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A good look if you want more traditional rails
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painted newel post with stained top
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Stair handrail finish
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Wood stairs white under
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The contrast between the Rail and the floor
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Painted rails light floor and dark rail.
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these spindles are in between, handrail would need to be black
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Hand railing
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newel post
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first choice. The white pickets things could be different if needed
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Light floors dark railing
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Bone white BM
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Love the top one color and the bottom anothrt color very clean looking
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cool stair case and use of light
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