Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Stairs" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Stairs" tag posts Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:51:26 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Stairs" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Stairs" tag posts <![CDATA[DIY Deck Railings Upgrade]]> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:15:58 -0500 DIY Deck Railings Upgrade Posted by joerussellrdi
      I'm a professional contractor for Railing Dynamics, Inc. Today, I'd love to share my recent installation to help homeowners who want to pursue DIY (Do-it-yourself) railing installations... ]]>
<![CDATA[Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage]]> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 13:33:21 -0500 Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage Posted by LFFisher
After living in several homes with less-than-friendly attic storage stairways, I decided to make access easier by enlarging opening to accomodate full-sized door and wide enough stairway with a safe... ]]>
<![CDATA[Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek]]> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:12:04 -0500 Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek Posted by Matt Risinger
This Mesquite Hardwood floor is stunning and this video will show you the start-to-finish process. I've included some tips from a geeky Custom Builder that you won't find anywhere else. ]]>
<![CDATA[Make Stress-Relief Cuts for Stronger Stair Stringers]]> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:10:22 -0500 Make Stress-Relief Cuts for Stronger Stair Stringers Posted by grateful.ed
 If you're cutting stair stringers out of two-by stock, you could make both of your saw cuts right to the intersection and hope you don't over cut and weaken the stringer, but there's a better way.   ]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Door House ]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:29:49 -0500 Hidden Door House Posted by Matt Risinger
I love hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph. ]]>
<![CDATA[Blalack's Bamboo Custom Fences ]]> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 01:59:45 -0500 Blalack's Bamboo Custom Fences Posted by jeffroofs
Black 1" bamboo with 1x deck boards at my home in Galveston, TX ]]>
<![CDATA[Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY]]> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:45:10 -0500 Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY Posted by DShomes
This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of... ]]>
<![CDATA[A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan ]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:08:56 -0500 A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan Posted by Mikebelz
This project involved a complete gutting of the interior and a reshaping of the exterior. We opened up the first floor by moving the stairs and defining the rooms with the ceiling details. We added a... ]]>
<![CDATA[Stair-side Bookcases]]> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:18:21 -0500 Stair-side Bookcases Posted by Olitch
Stairs are great for coming and going, but these stair-side bookcases turn under-used stairwell walls into a library. It's a great place to linger and browse. ]]>
<![CDATA[Deck Stair Layout 101]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:05:22 -0500 Deck Stair Layout 101 Posted by TheTimberTailor
Deck stair layout is simple, right? Probably right, unless it's the first time you've tackled the task. With numerous "stair calculators" available, figuring rise and run dimensions is easy. Applying those dimensions is another matter. Watch this tutorial to see how to layout a basic set of deck stairs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Balcony / Library Ladder that can be stored in a horizontal position.]]> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:47:55 -0500 Balcony / Library Ladder that can be stored in a horizontal position. Posted by CabinetmakerJerry
This is what I call a "balcony ladder". It is similar to the library ladders of old.    The hinge is made from 2" brass rail parts. The steps are held in place with 1/4" solid brass rod that is... ]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible! ]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:49:24 -0500 Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible!  Posted by Matt Risinger
Everyone loves a house with hidden door or secret rooms, but these are tricky details to pull off successfully. Here are a few of my recent projects with hidden doors and my favorite hardware to accomplish these works of craftsmanship. ]]>
<![CDATA[Is Your Future Sketchy?]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:25:02 -0500 Is Your Future Sketchy? Posted by TheTimberTailor
A New Year's resolution to learn how to use SketchUp for tackling project plans and design might be just the motivation needed to make your future a little less sketchy. ]]>
<![CDATA[Generations]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:44:36 -0500 Generations Posted by R_Laws
I wrote a little essay about an experience I had while my first grandson was arriving. I thought you all might like it. ]]>
<![CDATA[Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:09:09 -0500 Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool Posted by CelticCustoms
The main house has a wine cellar, media room, marble flooring, custom trimwork, plasterwork, and custom cabinets throughout. Exterior is stucco and stone with wood windows, copper facia and copper... ]]>
<![CDATA[Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase]]> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:31:16 -0500 Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase Posted by Matt Risinger
Building an exposed stringer staircase with reclaimed Long Leaf Pine is the job for a Master Carpenter. See my carpenter Darryl build this modern detailed staircase in a 1920's house my company remodeled. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sustainable Temporary Stairs ]]> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:12:00 -0500 Sustainable Temporary Stairs Posted by ChuckB
New product - temporary stair-system can be re-used over and over. It's safe, elegant and fool-proof. ]]>
<![CDATA[Rustic Stairway]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:28:43 -0500 Rustic Stairway Posted by aw
The structure of this stair is simplicity itself. A massive Aspen log spans diagonally from basement slab to the floor framing above. The log was notched to accept thick Walnut treads, which... ]]>
<![CDATA[Walnut Stairway with Scalloped Stringers]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:03:23 -0500 Walnut Stairway with Scalloped Stringers Posted by aw
This striking stairway was created from a neglected stack of walnut boards, milled & set to dry in the family's barn 20 years before by the grandfather. Timbergreen Farm was hired to design & install... ]]>
<![CDATA[Vintage Stair Recreated]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:24:56 -0500 Vintage Stair Recreated Posted by aw
This vintage style stairway is made from salvaged newel posts, with one more recreated to match.  Carpentry by Bruce Hamachek of Spring Green, Wisconsin. ]]>