Mono Stringer Staircase
& Railing,

Portfolio #19.

Here is a highly customized raw-to-finished project we just completed in a high-end home. One key feature's the 100+-year-old reclaimed wood used for the steps. It's a railing and mono-stringer staircase with metal brackets. This design also features polished pickets with a side and roof-mounted triangular frame.

Backstory:

Hunfeld Homes, the Contractor, found some 100+-year-old reclaimed wood, which became the central stringer with metal brackets. Two larger pieces of wood are combined into an even larger mono-stringer measuring roughly 12 x 15 inches. The staircase steps are solid, 12 x 3 3/4 inch. They're integrated into the stringer in a very compact area.

The pickets are polished to a crip shine. They're made from 1" solid bar. We designed and built a triangular frame from the roof downwards with the pickets centered on the stairs. The railing is both side and roof-mounted.

Now, the customer wanted a traditional-looking railing that is functional, and, as you can see in the pictures, there were things we needed to workaround. We utilized the home's natural features to better the project rather than take away from it. Notice, for example, the 1 5/8 round handrail is cantilevered and comes right to the exact end of the railing.

The upstairs railings are another facet that provides a little different feel for more open space. These are lighter, shorter and use forged pickets that are tapered and textured. Again, we started with existing parts and made them better by polishing all of the pickets and sanding down all of the material to our standards.

Above all, when you hire us to do your project, you can be sure that we will provide the best solution to your project. Not some overly complex or poorly designed plan that's trying to compensate for things that can be figured out in better, streamlined ways.

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