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French-inspired Entry Hall and Stair in CA traditional-entry
 

French-inspired Entry Hall and Stair in CA

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wlg3 wrote:
Beautiful stairs. Quarter sawn white oak appears to be the wood used - on the treads, but can you tell me what is used on the risers to allow for the curve. Is it a veneer that can be shaped and stained to match the treads?How was this wonderful look achieved? Thank you so much. I also want dark risers but not sure what to use.
   Comment   July 1, 2014
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It was thin solid stock white oak (±1/4" thk) bent to the shape. This is so it would absorb the stain the same as the rest of the oak. An oak veneer would not match once stained and would also not be as durable.
July 2, 2014 at 7:04AM        Thanked by wlg3
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leandrahumphreys wrote:
What company was used for the iron stair railing? - I would love to know.
   Comment   February 17, 2014
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Moorland Studios, a custom metalwork fabricator in NJ, made this to our design.
February 17, 2014 at 2:50PM     
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nmartinson10 wrote:
what type of stone is the tile?
   Comment   November 11, 2013
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This floor is honed French limestone with black marble cabochons.
November 12, 2013 at 7:17AM   
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nmartinson10
thank you
November 12, 2013 at 11:53AM   
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sharan73 wrote:
Sharan - What material is the knee wall made of ?
   Comment   March 26, 2013
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Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
wood with a stuc pierre finish
March 26, 2013 at 1:57PM     
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sharan73
Thank You!!
March 26, 2013 at 4:07PM   
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siny628 wrote:
What is the exact stain and brand you used?
   Comment   March 9, 2013
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It's a custom mix color in a dark golden brown. The brand was probably Zar.
March 9, 2013 at 9:24AM   
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Gabrielle Price wrote:
Beautiful foyer. What are the dimensions?
   Comment   December 11, 2012
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I think it's about 14 ft. wide at this level
December 11, 2012 at 12:22PM   
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Fouad Azoury wrote:
What is the name of the black paint used for the rails?
   Comment   December 7, 2012
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xohoneybee
This is absolutely gorgeous! Do you know where the candle sconce is from?
November 14, 2013 at 5:42AM   
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The sconce is an antique French Louis XV style gilt applique. You can find them at auction in a European decorative arts sale.
November 15, 2013 at 8:04PM     
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cathy champion wrote:
What is this flooring?
   Comment   December 26, 2011
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The floor is imported French limestone slab material cut into about 16" squares. They were custom cut to size by the stone installer. The cabochons are a dark marble with a honed finish. I don't remember the exact types of the stones but since slab material changes all the time as they reach different parts of the quarry, it wouldn't probably help to know anyway. You just need to go to a large marble importer's yard and pick what you like with your installer.
The walls are not tiled, it's a Stuc Pierre finish meant to replicate French limestone.
December 29, 2011 at 9:02AM     
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cinoshka
Thank you
December 30, 2011 at 6:25AM   
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bellm wrote:
What is the riser height and tread depth for these stairs?
   Comment   December 22, 2011
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judianna20
RISER HEIGHT IS DETERMINED BY BUILDING CODE.
December 23, 2011 at 12:54PM   
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marinabdn wrote:
How do you create the look in these walls?
   Comment   December 20, 2011
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It's a faux finish we created that was inspired by a French faux finish they call "Stuc Pierre".
December 20, 2011 at 10:40AM   
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beaches wrote:
what is the wood used on stairs and what is stain color
   Comment   January 9, 2011
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jbundy
It looks like quarter sawn oak with walnut stain.
February 15, 2012 at 2:10PM     
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