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Rustic Stairway

comments (0) March 30th, 2012 in Project Gallery
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Walnut treads, Aspen risers, Red Cedar railing.
A massive Aspen log halved lengthwise & notched for treads.
Walnut treads, Aspen risers, Red Cedar railing.Click To Enlarge

Walnut treads, Aspen risers, Red Cedar railing.

Photo: Matt Van Susteren

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 cantelever off it's central axis.  Halved, a hollow core was revealed....a fire scar caused by a ground fire that raced through the woods 80 years ago. Railings are Red Cedar. All the wood was locally harvested using sustainable forestry practices, low-tech equipment and solar kilns.

Design or Plan used: Jim Birkemeier
posted in: Project Gallery, stairs, log, local wood

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