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Cottage Staircase contemporary-staircase

Cottage Staircase

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May 12, 2013
dcrawfords wrote:
what do you use as a handrail?
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We used 1/2" diameter steel rods, spaced 4" on center.
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January 23, 2012
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They're 1/2 diameter steel rods, threaded at their top ends so that they screw into a supporting bracket, and tapped at their bottom ends to receive a screw that goes through the steel tread.
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November 5, 2011
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They are stock items, but they were machined as needed to work in this staircase. The rods are 1/2" diameter steel rods, threaded at their top ends so that they screw into a supporting bracket, and tapped at their bottom ends to receive a screw that goes through the steel tread.
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I absolutely adore how the traditional banister is replaced here with strong vertical lines that go all the way up to the ceiling. What a strong effect!

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February 11, 2015
Vertical bars of staircase go to ceiling
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January 17, 2015
look like mine
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December 28, 2014
Possible Martin Road staircase with fireplace
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December 10, 2014
Steel rod balustrade
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October 1, 2014
Replace a traditional banister with clean vertical lines that touch the ceiling.
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June 27, 2014
Perhaps too modern, but very cool concept
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April 7, 2014
Steel and wood
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From Janice 3-8-14
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February 25, 2014
Very interesting if would work for us... visual would be nice from "office" or whatever it becomes since we're planning on openness with glass
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October 21, 2013
Good idea??? Material???
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October 1, 2013
Vertical: it gives it strength
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July 22, 2013
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July 7, 2013
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June 3, 2013
all the way up to the ceiling - interesting
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May 28, 2013
Balustrada scara
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May 20, 2013
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May 12, 2013
clean lines
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May 8, 2013
Vertical screen
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May 2, 2013
Really cool steel stairs with upright pole spindels
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April 30, 2013
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April 27, 2013
Vertical rungs from floor to ceiling
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April 22, 2013
Vertical members of the banister. Maybe pull it through from 2nd floor to basement.
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April 11, 2013
This is the way I want by stairs to look
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April 3, 2013
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March 22, 2013
Stair Shelves
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March 1, 2013
The floor to ceiling posts
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February 1, 2013
No Railing
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January 3, 2013
alternative to actual railing
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Floor to cieling
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November 26, 2012
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November 18, 2012
bookshelf under staircase
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November 4, 2012
même poteau à la même place que nous, il place un fauteuil devant et le peinture noire comme l'escalier
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October 31, 2012
metal bars
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October 28, 2012
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October 13, 2012
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October 11, 2012
** vertical pickets to ceiling
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October 6, 2012
stair railing
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September 22, 2012
Option 2
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vertical lines used to give a room height
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September 16, 2012
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September 12, 2012
Vertical Line
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August 24, 2012
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August 9, 2012
bookcases under the stairwell
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August 1, 2012
Interesting idea for Frog access
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July 30, 2012
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July 28, 2012
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July 14, 2012
Rail goes all the way to the top of the ceiling
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May 10, 2012
photo (c) Barkow Photo
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May 6, 2012
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April 8, 2012
How the banister goes to the ceiling...it reminds me of water.
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March 27, 2012
vertical staircase railing
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March 24, 2012
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open feel with storage below
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A small deviation.
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February 20, 2012
I like the ceiling of the loft looking like the floor. I like the support column and the simplicity of the stairs. It looks like it creates a sense of safety with the bars from the treads to the ceiling. Deborah
Rosie Lopez added this to rosie_lopez's ideas
February 2, 2012
idea to built in under staircase
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stairs bannister
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todd's stairs
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Escalera del sotano
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Stair design
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December 29, 2011
Under steps
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banister with vertical bars
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November 15, 2011
Love the black dramayic look
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Under stairs
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j'aime l'idée de l'escalier suspendu, mais le garde corps est trop busy...
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Under stairwell shelves
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To basement.
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October 23, 2011
stpes and railing from main floor to media room
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another shot of built ins under stairs
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Chair n stair
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October 9, 2011
Las escaleras
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Black and same size as mine
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Simple rowel construction
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stairs hand handrails
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Under the staircase
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Escalera aprovecha espacio
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August 10, 2011
cool chair
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August 8, 2011
Not only is it a railing, it's also a room divider... cool.
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maupay iton kagamit hiton space ha ubos hit hagdan...
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Steel security
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March 17, 2011
floor to ceiling rail
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March 13, 2011
stairs are cool
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February 21, 2011
too like too jail like
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February 17, 2011
Wow, wood, steel and bricks/ concrete?
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February 9, 2011
la silla
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February 9, 2011
great idea for lower level family room
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February 5, 2011
Escaleras con librero, apovechando al máximo los espacios
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January 31, 2011
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January 26, 2011
Vertical lines; modern look, wood ceiling
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January 3, 2011
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December 27, 2010
balustrada verticale scari
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December 8, 2010
Interesting contrasts with wood and white black paint. Also wood ceiling at base of stairs. Could do this.
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December 3, 2010
stone on the wall
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November 25, 2010
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November 25, 2010
stairs to basement
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November 20, 2010
basement stairs
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November 6, 2010
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November 5, 2010
fireplace stone wall and build in bookshelves
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Armario na escada
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September 19, 2010
railing touchin d ceiling
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under stairwell
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shelving underneath stairs
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stais basement
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August 2, 2010
lovely chair angle
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July 29, 2010
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July 29, 2010
hardwood on the ceiling
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July 28, 2010
Could this be done on a spiral staircase
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July 28, 2010
stairyway resembles a harp. Great fireplace
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July 28, 2010
stair bannister
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July 28, 2010
An idea for that portion of the staircase in the basement
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July 28, 2010
Cool idea for stairs to the basement!
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July 28, 2010
vertical lines
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Shelves supporting under staircase
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staircase idea
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July 22, 2010
good stair rails
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