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Brooklyn open riser stair contemporary-family-room
 

Brooklyn open riser stair

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jchan110 wrote:
Tread thickness - Can you please share the thickness of these stair treads? Love them and I am trying to decide what to do with my new staircase but need some help. Thank you!
   Comment   June 23, 2012
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Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
Hi,
The treads in this photo are 4" thick. Here in NYC, open riser stairs must have the riser space be less than 4". We often choose to achieve this by utilizing big chunky treads as we love the way they look. Hope that helps!
June 28, 2012 at 4:18pm     
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Gotham Dream Builders
great stairs
July 18, 2013 at 10:56am   
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spbardong wrote:
Where did you have the stairs constructed? - What vendor did you source this thru?
   Comment   May 7, 2012
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Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
These stairs were designed by NDA and fabricated by StairWorld in Ottawa. Their website is www.stairworld.com. I actually just discovered that they have our photo of this installation on their website!
May 7, 2012 at 11:04am   
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clanglois1 wrote:
For those of you who know, is it possible to do a staircase like this with only wood support, wood vs. steel stringer?
   Comment   February 12, 2012
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR
clangois1 -- you're welcome! I just love these open, floating style stairs. Especially love ones that are cantilevered from the wall. So cool!

W. David Seidel, AIA -- excellent point about the codes. Never ceases to amaze me how different they are from area to area. I often see these floating staircases with no railings whatsoever. I always wonder where they can get away with that. Not here anyway.
February 12, 2012 at 2:25pm   
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Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
One thing to keep in mind is the connection of the treads to the stringer. In this case, it is the use of steel that allows that connection to almost disappear giving the treads the floating sensation.

In reality there is a steel plate (with a welded connection to the central steel stringer) routed into the bottom of each tread.

As for codes, in this case local codes allowed an open riser of no more than 4" in height. The thickness of the treads served to minimize the open space.

I hope that's useful.
February 13, 2012 at 8:27am   
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Vazac Contracting Corp wrote:
what material is the stair stringer and floating steps made with
   Comment   January 31, 2012
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Steel & wood
January 31, 2012 at 8:16am   
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The stair stringer is a steel tube and the treads are solid oak with a steel support plate below. The stair was fabricated by StairWorld.
January 31, 2012 at 9:03am     
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markusallen wrote:
Are the glass panels just tempered glass? - How big are they? Cost?
   Comment   September 5, 2013
jackiejack wrote:
can you say approximately how much this staircase costed?
   Comment   September 4, 2013

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