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Rocky Ledge Stair contemporary staircase
 

Rocky Ledge Stair

We have gotten many questions about the stairs: They were custom designed and built in place by the builder - and are not available commercially. The entry doors were also custom made. The floors are constructed of a baked white oak surface-treated with an ebony analine dye. The stair handrails are painted black with a polyurethane top coat.

Photo Credit: Sam Gray Photography
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This photo has 17 questions

mcm50 wrote:
What is the stain/ paint used on the railings?? Love! - Could you tell me the paint/ stain used on the railings?? I want to re-do mine like this. Thank you, beautiful!
   Comment   August 1, 2013
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LDa Architecture & Interiors
The stair handrails are painted black with a polyurethane top coat.
August 7, 2013 at 6:47am     
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pnobel wrote:
Can you please tell me where the balusters are from and what size they are.
   Comment   June 1, 2013
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Turnings Unlimited
Custom balusters and newel posts our specialty!
October 22, 2013 at 7:40am   
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Angela SJ wrote:
Love the staircase - newel especially! - Can you tell me the size of the balusters used here and also the stair depth. I am being told I need to use 3 balusters for a 10' stair width per code? I love your staircase here and it doesn't have three per stair so I am wondering about the stair depth and baluster size. Thank you!!
   Comment   October 2, 2012
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Andy Pike
Angela,
The codes for baluster spacing are different from state to state. In California, the code spacing on a stair is 4 3/8" maximum between and 4" on a balcony or landing. In some cases you can use only 2 balusters per tread depending on width of the baluster and the run of your stairs. Keep in mind that even if the bottom of a baluster is 2" wide, if the top is tapered, the measurement between will be take there. While I did not work on the project pictured above, based on my experience, it looks like the spacing is at least at the 4 3/8" spacing or might be more. Not all photos you see on Houzz comply with every code from every jurisdiction.
October 18, 2012 at 12:30pm     
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mchasson wrote:
wall color/ floor color - i LOVE the color of the walls with the floor... can you PLEASE tell me what the colors are? Also, where is this house located? Thank you
   Comment   July 8, 2012
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Can u give me the stain brand that u used for the nearly black stain? Thanks
February 20, 2013 at 4:50pm     
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Minwax Stain Mulitple Coats
June 15, 2013 at 7:15pm   
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kan42404 wrote:
I am in love with those newel posts, is there somewhere they can be purchased?
   Comment   September 19, 2011
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Turnings Unlimited
In the process of custom making 2 starter newels as pictured and 6 for landings as well as 6 half posts. Be glad to do more! 937-588-4050 or www.turningsunlimited.com
March 20, 2013 at 6:51pm   
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Turnings Unlimited replicated these newels for me. They did a beautiful job and were wonderful to work with. They shipped them 500 miles to me, packed perfectly.
October 8, 2013 at 7:30am   
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kbanewhouse wrote:
Could you tell me if these stairs and railings (and floors too I suppose) are painted or stained? What color is the stain or paint?
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Interesting. Thank you so much. I had heard just one negative comment from a bamboo owner, but I really don't know too many who have it. And, I hear you on the ease of maintenance. In the back of my mind with these black stairs, I just see dust bunnies! I appreciate the advice.
September 6, 2011 at 7:25am   
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What color are the stairs and floors?
August 8, 2012 at 10:04pm   
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lisa7459 wrote:
Where can I find the table?
   Comment   August 13, 2011
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Ditto Lisa's question
December 30, 2012 at 6:20pm   
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pjeppesen19 wrote:
Aware the stairs painted or stained?
   Comment   March 19, 2014
wlg3 wrote:
Stunning! Love the look of not having posts at each landing and - avoiding the drastically angled handrail that drops down to the dif. level.Does this method of having a long sweeping handrail all the way to the floor have certain requirements.? We have a long run of 12 steps to a landing then two steps to the right, down to the floor .Thanks so much for the help.
   Comment   February 25, 2014
elizabeth1632 wrote:
Floor plan - What is the floor plan for this house
   Comment   February 17, 2014
9247tibetpointe wrote:
what gray is that on the walls, please?
   Comment   September 11, 2013
christird wrote:
Where can I find that table - I have been looking everywhere for a table just like that
   Comment   April 26, 2013
Caitlin Benzie wrote:
How much - How much would it be altogether?
   Comment   February 24, 2013
mchasson wrote:
wall and trim color - Hi, I absolutely love the wall color... can you please tell me if it is the same as the trim and if it is matt, semi-gloss, etc? Thank you!
   Comment   February 24, 2013
Melanie Henderson wrote:
Hi what color is the actual walls?
   Comment   December 27, 2012
bamalynn wrote:
Love that vase Where's did you get it?
   Comment   December 3, 2012
cathyjoost wrote:
What stain did you use - what stain did you use
   Comment   November 18, 2012

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