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Cherry staircase newel post railng

Project by 2ol2rac posted 04-21-2014 12:30 AM 5777 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Replaced builder grade stair case in 10 year old tract home. I fabricated everything you see here including the newel posts, the hand railing, the tread, all cherry, as well as white stair risers. Also did the wainscoting and triangulated panel as well as the tile. I did this project shortly after taking a 6 day machine based woodworking class. Took a while.

-- DONE is a "four letter word" at our house, we don't say it often.



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2ol2rac

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Greg

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posted 04-21-2014 02:21 AM

Came out very nice. I love cherry and white painted wood together. They really accent each other nicely. As that cherry ages it will look even better

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dbray45

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posted 04-22-2014 01:33 PM

Very nice work. For the stair treads, did you replace them, stain them , or veneer them? I need to do something like that for my house.

-- Love woodworking and fixing most anything

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reedwood

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posted 04-22-2014 04:43 PM

excellent work. the wainscoting really makes it nice. I like the simple square spindles painted white.

That hand rail transition is always a bitch. I’ve s curved the hand rail before but it was a lot of work.
I had no choice, a one piece un interrupted handrail is required by handicap codes in Chicago.
but, if there is a straight hand rail on other wall, it doesn’t matter.

Anyway, very good job for someone who says he’s a beginner.

-- mark - Grayslake IL.

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2ol2rac

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posted 04-22-2014 06:08 PM

Thanks dbray45 Solid cherry treads glued and nailed over the builder grade pine treads after the pine bullnose is cut off. The risers are 1/2” plywood pre painted white prior to install. I was installing new flooring on both floors so I was able to keep the stair risers the same distance.

-- DONE is a "four letter word" at our house, we don't say it often.

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dbray45

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posted 04-22-2014 06:13 PM

Call me David,

Looks like I am going to have to re-saw some lumber to make some stair treads. Yours looks really nice and replacing the treads installed this way is no easy task. 1/8” veneer or a little thicker should do it.

Many thanks.

-- Love woodworking and fixing most anything

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2ol2rac

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posted 04-22-2014 06:28 PM

Thanks Reedwood, home improvement hobbyist for 35 plus years. First attempt at making stair components, took my time, some woodworking classes and having the right tools helped a lot. Went square because I did not own a lathe at the time and prefer this look anyway. It went well, at 50 plus finally figuring out what my mind was designed to do, ha!

-- DONE is a "four letter word" at our house, we don't say it often.

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joecot

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posted 04-25-2014 03:10 PM

The white paint sets off the cherry in a striking way. Very nice.

One question: isn’t cherry kind of soft for treads? Did you put a hard finish on them?

-- Joe Cottonwood -- 99 Jobs: Blood, Sweat, and Houses

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2ol2rac

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posted 04-25-2014 07:28 PM

Treads finished in 3 coats of tung oil, Cherry is holding up well, carpet treads installed due to pets. Stair parts finished in wipe on poly.

-- DONE is a "four letter word" at our house, we don't say it often.

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a1Jim

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posted 04-27-2014 04:28 AM

excellence work very nice.

-- a-1contractor.com

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