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Staircases

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    Crown Heritage EasAlign Handrail Joiner

    Joining stair handrail sections requires painstaking fitting and fastening, but the EasAlign system by Crown Heritage can make the job easier.

     
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    Manufactured Deck Railings

    These durable systems are much easier to install than site-built rails.

     
  • The design for the staircase is centered on folded stainless steel. Hung from a structural steel support on the top level of the townhouse, vertical folded pieces create a continuous screen that encloses the two above-grade flights of stairs. Tabs on the bent risers are fitted into slots on the vertical pieces, which created an easy setup for on-site construction and spot-welding.

    Dynamic Descent

    Dean/Wolf Architects designs a folded stainless steel staircase for a Manhattan townhouse.

     
  • Building a Cantilevered Stair

    A hidden steel frame allows these wooden stairs to defy gravity.

     
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    Fine Foambuilding

    After supplier quotes for the 1,000 ornamental balusters in a planned luxury home’s porch railings came in at $150 apiece, BOJ Construction of Boston decided to look elsewhere — namely in-house.

     
  • Hidden Hatch

    Unwilling to sacrifice floor space to a standard stairwell in an already compact floor plan, architect Richard Morongell designed and built this custom hatch cover.

     
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    Using Bending Rail

    Laminating a curved stair rail takes sturdy forms and a lot of clamps.

     
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    Building a Curved Stairway

    Simple framed walls support the treads and act as forms for bending the rails and stringers.

     
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    Period Kitchen Remodel

    Vintage details and clever reorganization help an updated space blend into an old home.

     
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    Coping Trim With a Grinder

    A high-quality angle grinder makes quick work of intricate copes in hardwood crown.

     
 
 
 
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