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January 2, 2015
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Hello, It is best to have a designer, structural engineer or Architect to consult with on your own staircase. These stairs were designed, then reviewed and engineered before the house was built.
    Bookmark   January 2, 2015 at 7:40AM
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October 14, 2013
jharriett wrote:
How are the wood boxes attached to the steel structure. - We are installing similar stairs. The wood boxes were glued to the metal treads, but now the wood is splitting and joints are separating. Can it be caused by temperature differences between the wood and metal, or moisture trapped inside, or what?
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The water based adhesive caused your very dry wood to swell and eventually crack. I would not have used anything less than 1.5" material, personally. Also, I would have used a lock miter in lieu of a standard miter. Just a carpenter's perspective. I would consider using a trowel applied wood flooring adhesive to secure your treads.
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jejg
we have a stair project in Illinois and would like to know how the treads are attached to the wall - using steel embedded in concrete wall? did you use a stair 'system' or all made custom?
    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 11:52AM
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July 2, 2013
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this is a staircase. best to let your teenager choose a color they like and work with a color consultant to pick a timeless version of the color.
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June 23, 2012
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The treads are thicker than 4" to minimize the opening between each tread to meet building code.
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Thank you!
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February 14, 2012
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Hello, These are indeed wood boxes on cantilevered steel treads.
We recommend consulting with a structural engineer if you are
designing a similar staircase to ensure the supporting wall structure
will function as designed.
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January 10, 2012
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The owner's of this house removed the glass panel originally installed during construction.
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Wendy Conway
What type of wood are the stair? Just gorgeous!
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October 15, 2011
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Love it very much
    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 1:06AM
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Oak & Broad
Character grade hickory floors, the stairs would be select grade. Hope that helps you :-)
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March 21, 2011
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They probably put up something passable for inspection & then took it down. The inspector isn't on the guest list of any ensuing cocktail parties...
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The stairs were inspected and passed City inspection and met all local codes. The original design had a glass panel attached to the treads and ceiling, the owners opted to remove the panel for better airflow and openness after they moved in.
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Jason Ball Interiors, LLC added this to Inspiration: The Floating Staircase
Use space beneath stairs as a special retreat. With treads nearly the size of trees, this substantial set of floating stairs meld beautifully into the side wall. In this setting, the cantilevered stairs leave open a sitting area underneath the stairs, a perfect little hideaway to read a book. Cantilevered stairs are possible by tying in some type of structural support (typically steel) into the framing of the house. The stair tread is then attached to this support allowing the stairs to be supported on only one side.
John Hill added this to Cantilevered Stairs: Walking on Air
Here the wood steps are created from the same wood as the adjacent wall, projecting from it without any obvious connection. It's safe to say that the supporting structure is hidden within the steps and behind the wall. Many local codes would require a rail on the right but somehow this stair exists without one.

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