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Inspiration for a transitional wooden staircase remodel in Boston

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

Inspiration for a transitional wooden staircase remodel in Boston —  Houzz

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lisa7459 wrote:August 13, 2011
  • oconja
    Ditto Lisa's question
kbanewhouse wrote:September 5, 2011
  • kbanewhouse
    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.
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    Kosta's Inc.
    What color are the stairs and floors?
kan42404 wrote: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
  • susubarton
    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.
mchasson wrote:July 8, 2012
  • dawngrande
    Can u give me the stain brand that u used for the nearly black stain? Thanks
Angela SJ wrote:October 2, 2012
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    AP Metal Designs
    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.
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