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Art House Stair modern-staircase

Art House Stair

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February 19, 2015
mheimbinder wrote:
What company fabricated the perforated metal stairs?
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I meant where do I get the metal runners.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2015 at 5:11PM
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McNichols Company

Hi mheimbinder, Thanks for your interest. We suggest you check out our selection of Stair Treads as well as our Accessories. You can order through our website, or one of our associates would gladly walk through your project with you over the phone. Please find our contact information here:

    Bookmark   February 24, 2015 at 10:27AM
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June 15, 2014
prigalv wrote:
Height to install art - Could you please tell me the height that the painting is installed? I have a similar staircase and want to hang a art, but I don't know where I should install it. Thanks, Priscila
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roomTEN design
Hi there. Generally you install art so that the center is about 5' - 5'6" above the floor. You would measure that from the landing. However, that can change based on the piece, the owner's height (ie their ideal viewing angle) and available space.

On a stair, you want to make sure that your art is at a height that it will be visible from the most commonly seen area (base of stairs, from the top, etc) but also will work as you view it in motion, walking the stairs. Also make sure that the edge of the work isn't so low that wt will get knocked around by people using the stairs.
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October 9, 2011
miriam manzo wrote:
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Because the treads and risers been fabricated of a perforated steel mesh
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Alida Wire Mesh Co.,Ltd
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April 3, 2014
beaniegirl wrote:
What type of material is on the landing - stone? Thank you.

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In this staircase the perforated steel steps seem to disappear. When seen from the correct angle they provide a gauzy view of what is beyond. They also allow light to filter down the staircase. Seen from another angle ...
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These see-through stair treads and risers include prefabricated stainless steel mesh, creating a sublime staircase in this Seattle home. John DeForest of DeForest Architects says the primary challenge was determining the appropriate gauge of mesh, and that the team had to do a number of mock-ups.

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