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100k Stair Wall industrial-staircase

100k Stair Wall


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January 7, 2011
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I believe the stairway was created by Interface Studio Architects for a project called the 100k House. Here's a link to the architect:
    Bookmark   January 7, 2011 at 9:58AM
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Would love to see how the bikes were mounted to the wall! Traditional hooks? Love this idea to save space. We are all about well engineered storage solutions for the bike. Here's one of ours:
    Bookmark   November 26, 2014 at 11:05AM
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Lily Gahagan added this to Pure Modern: Pick Plywood
This fun peekaboo stairway can be found inside the same house as the kitchen in the top photo.
Ronique Gibson added this to Houzz Tour: The 100K House Project
Postgreen's use of nontraditional finish materials such as plywood and concrete keeps costs down and reflects their clients' style. "We tried to create a minimalist, modern look that is well liked but generally unavailable, particularly in single family housing," Nic says. "Using an open floorplan and non-traditional finish materials, we captured a look that appealed to our demographic while also shaving down construction costs."
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to What's Hiding Under the Stairs
Go for broke. Thinking outside the box is easy when you make the space conform to your immediate need. Whether it's a bonus bath or a place for bike storage, your new-found nook is waiting to become something spectacular. Have you found a creative use for your stairway? We'd love to see it! More: How to Turn a Closet Into an Office Secret Passages and Hideaways
Another easy way to get your bikes out of the way is to use up the space under a flight of stairs. This is an area that often gets forgotten about. This prevents it from becoming a waste of space.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Stair Flair: Staircases Unlike Any Other
Or, install a stair wall. For maximum safety, outfit your staircase with a wall. The cut-outs are a fun addition and keep the staircase from feeling too entrapped.
And make the way to the basement fun and interesting with a different type of railing.
Becky Harris added this to 9 Townhouses from Coast to Coast
Now we’ll head over to the fifth borough, Philadelphia. The $100K House demonstrates how one can create an eco-friendly home without blowing the budget. Nic Darling kept the labor and construction costs capped at $100,000. Here the staircase plays peek-a-boo with plywood, creating a unique accent wall.
Another approach to building a rail is to let it rise from stair to ceiling. This encloses the space of the stair, making it into a room. See more of this house
Houzz added this to Plywood
Large plywood sheets are 4 by 8 feet.
The stairs in this Philly house have quite a different character than those in the previous example. The sturdy wood construction allows bikes to be hung from them, and the cuts in the solid guardrails are playful for both the kids and grown-ups.
Samantha Schoech added this to Playful Decor to Put a Home in Good Humor
Funny BonesA plywood peephole wall is a playful take on the wooden banister. You can tell this family is fun.
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When creating stringers, the challenge for the carpenter is doing the math to create steps that are equal in height (rise) and travel on a diagonal (run).
Samantha Schoech added this to 10 of the Quirkiest, Coolest Rooms on Houzz
This peekaboo plywood wall is an inexpensive, fun way to keep kids from falling off an open staircase. It's also great for playing spies.
Buckminster Green LLC added this to The Power of Plywood All Around the House
UsesPlywood is too useful to end up only cladding buildings and getting covered up by other building materials. It has many uses inside, too. Here, plywood is used to create a unique railing for the stairs. When you take into account the labor saved by using large, strong, straight sheets of wood in building products, plywood is an economical solution to many problems. You are limited only by your imagination. Tip: Make sure to use the right thickness. Plywood that's 3/4 inch is very rigid and good for walking on, shelving etc. If you are applying a layer of plywood over another surface and you just want a smooth surface — say a luan plywood underlayment for flooring — 1/4 inch will do the trick.
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: The Beauty of Humble Materials
Here it functions as a guardrail that follows a stair to the lower level. The architect cut playful slits into the planar surfaces of plywood, accentuating its lightness.
Laura Gaskill added this to 20 Great Storage Spots for Summer Gear
14. Under-the-stair mounting system. Have an exposed area under the stairs? Add a few bike hooks or a surfboard rack, and stash your bulkiest gear there.

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