May 1, 1987
Laying the handrail on the stairs is the first step
January 1, 1987
About manufactured stair parts, and how they are made.
November 1, 1986
It would be nice if the treads and risers in a site-built stair could all be the same, but the vagaries of wood-frame construction usually mean that uniform lengths and…
Smart layout and design allowed for the construction a circular stair around a 20-ft.-long piece of yellow cedar driftwood.
September 1, 1985
An adjustable mortising jig simplifies the construction of an open-riser stairway.
November 1, 1983
Stairways can be minimal or very elaborate, but they're all based on simple geometry and accurate finish work.
September 1, 1983
Laying out a spiral stringer with a little help from the trig tables.
July 1, 1983
An alternative to conventional framing takes advantage of normally wasted space.
November 1, 1982
I came up with this simple way to dowel a rail in place between two fixed posts. Drill and dowel one end of the rail as you normally would. On…
January 1, 1982
Distinctive wood detailing, tile work, stained glass, and carving in a California living room.
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