11 Sep 2014 Clifton St | Stairs
Take a minute to check out what foreman Smitty has been crafting. Wow!
Way beyond a functioning staircase, these stairs are a focal point and fabulous feature.
Smitty cut these awesome stringers from 3 1/2 x 12 inch Parallam. Parallam is made from clipped veneer strands laid in parallel alignment and bonded with adhesive. Parallam can be made from any wood species, but Douglas-fir, southern pine, western hemlock, and yellow-poplar are commonly chosen because of their superior strength.
Brackets were mounted before drywall (inside the wall), so leaving just a ‘fin’ protruding to attach the stair landing. 3″ thick pine treads, coated with Urethane, and all fastened together with the strength of galvanised carriage bolts, leave this installation looking as though it’s floating in air.