Black Walnut Stair Overhaul

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Project by Mario posted 02-11-2018 12:17 AM 3011 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Full 2 flights of concrete stairs and landings covered in black walnut replacing the original laminate flooring, the construction was so uneven that every piece had to be made out of a template and fitted to the original stair step, wall, and adjacent tile floor. A couple of side shelves built as torsion boxes were added as the original layout had very large stair steps instead. Looking back, I can tell that building a new stairway would have been a lot easier but oh well…...happy customer.

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 01:38 AM

Happy customer indeed—that walnut is beautiful! The most beautiful staircase I’ve seen!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 02-11-2018 02:33 AM

That’s a beautiful job. You did that with the carpet there?

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 02-11-2018 02:51 AM

Yeap, it is actually a tiled floor, no way to move that around

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#4 posted 02-11-2018 04:01 AM

Thank you Dean, it was actually all from the same tree, a huge local black walnut cut back in 2014 and air dried since.

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#5 posted 02-11-2018 04:10 PM

This is so beautiful. It displays a lot of great details and fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-11-2018 04:21 PM

We made these from scratch and we were pretty proud of them. Yours are gorgeous and simply perfect. I just love the Walnut against the white wall and round windows…

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#7 posted 02-11-2018 04:26 PM

Absolutely beautiful job

Stair replacement on existing is a real PITA and you must have great patience to fit each and every tread and riser individually Well done

the walnut is outstanding

-- It's only a dumb question if you ignore the correct answer

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#8 posted 02-11-2018 08:37 PM

Magnificent! The walnut is gorgeous, I had no idea that species grew so far south. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 02-11-2018 10:12 PM

great craftsmanship – congrats

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 02-12-2018 12:12 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, Leafherder: yes, black walnut grows around here and usually shows the colors and grain you see on this staircase, this region, right in the middle of whats known as a mist forest houses species as black walnut, spanish cedar, sweetgum, beech, and sicamore.

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#11 posted 02-16-2018 12:30 PM

Holy crap that is a nice staircase.

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#12 posted 06-02-2018 10:34 PM

One tree, air dried, king of cabinet woods, and fine craftsmanship. I hope you charged a fortune for those stairs! They certainly look worth it.

-- Ben in Va

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