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Lake House rustic-staircase

Lake House

Rob Karosis Photography

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October 25, 2013
Rasheedah Potter wrote:
What is the color of the red wall paint in the tv room?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The red in the living room is #2090-30 Terra Cotta Tile from Benjamin Moore paints.
    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 10:31AM
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October 31, 2012
breitz wrote:
I wonder if the wood on the stairs could become slippery?
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Stewart Floor LLC
Additives are worth consideration as long as they don't make the finish on the stairs to abrasive. Several years ago a Canadian manufacturer of wood flooring was marketing a super durable finish which was full of additives, they had to rework the finish as they had so many complaints from consumers who were actually wearing out their socks by walking on the flooring. Summit Stairs & Millwork is correct when they say bare feet are much safer than socks.
    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 6:51AM
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Summit Stairs & Millwork
Oh absolutely you do not want it to be rough to the touch. IF you were going to do the additive I would certainly recommend doing some test patches on scrap wood before actually putting it on your treads. I wouldnt care what the directions said the mixture is to be. I would decide on my own what "I" want in my house.
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October 2, 2012
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These are salvage hemlock boards, originally from a classic New England Inn's casino game room. I believe these were just finished with urethane which smells awful for many days after applying . I do not recommend this now, since there is a green solution for a comparable finish. The product is from Vermont Natural Coating called polywhey which holds up very well and gives a similar warm finish.
Hope that helps!
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That helps tremendously! Thank you...I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. :)
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January 18, 2012
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The Shabby Nest
Try Valspar's Tomato Red, Almond Butter (yellow) and Summer's End (green).
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August 23, 2014
mbiddi wrote:
Where did you get the oar shaped spindles on the stairs?

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Stairs exist in a special place in a home because they are the way we move from the public realm of the first floor to the private realm of the bedrooms. This staircase's geometry within a rotated square and the abundant natural light make it all the more special, celebrating the act of going up and down.
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Play off width. This staircase narrows as it goes up, and the slender vertical arrangement of these three images on the landing follows suit.

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Interesting that a wide stairwell can actually create another room - like for books, or other storagespace?
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fills space
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stairwell still with post
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angles - wide down at the bottom...and angled walls
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wall colors
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colors see other pics too
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Love the old reclaimed wood stair boards.
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Looking up the stairs 3 nice photos big enough to see from bottom of stairs.
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Picture frames at staircase
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Basement stair case
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the stair treads are great!
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bannister stained darker
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Tread same as rest of wood flooring in cottage, rise painted. (?)
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goes down to rec room , shows pine floors, shows rail that will work
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Stair case book cases
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It looks like the stairway fills the area created by a wedge-ish shape where the other section of house goes off on a different angle...
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nice transition from downstairs entrance/foyer to upstairs living area
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this could be a three way
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I love how the stairs keep getting wider as they descend!! Might work for back yard steps
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Book nook in stairwell
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Wide staircase
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unique stairway
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Stair rail
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white stairs
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No carpet. Want this for my house
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Wall color
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Photos on stairway wall. Also like lighting and bookcase
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Architectural detail & book shelf
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