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Lake House rustic staircase

Lake House

Rob Karosis Photography

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Rasheedah Potter wrote:
What is the color of the red wall paint in the tv room?
   Comment   October 25, 2013
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The red in the living room is #2090-30 Terra Cotta Tile from Benjamin Moore paints.
December 31, 2013 at 10:31am   
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breitz wrote:
I wonder if the wood on the stairs could become slippery?
   Comment   October 31, 2012
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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.
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.
December 13, 2012 at 9:05am   
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sslavin wrote:
I love those floors!! - I am about to put wide-plank North Eastern White Pine floors in my home. Is that what these are? Can you please tell me how you finished them?
   Comment   October 2, 2012
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
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!
October 2, 2012 at 8:32am     
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That helps tremendously! Thank you...I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. :)
October 2, 2012 at 8:56am     
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susan28 wrote:
Can you tell me the names if the red, green and yellow paints?
   Comment   January 18, 2012
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The Shabby Nest
Try Valspar's Tomato Red, Almond Butter (yellow) and Summer's End (green).
January 18, 2012 at 3:03pm     
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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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“is from Vermont Natural Coating called polywhey which holds up very well and gives a similar warm finish. Hope that helps!” “polywhey from Vermont Natural Coating.” “Boards, Vermont Natural Coating - polywhey”
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