One soaring, 900-pound, elliptical staircase—Make that to go, please.
Request: replace the main staircase not original to this 1860s home.
The homeowner’s dream is to restore what was there at the start.
An off-site fabrication solution offers the ultimate quality control.
The precise field conditions in the home are re-created in the shop.
A forest of 2 x 6 studs replicates walls waiting to support the stairs.
In a climate-controlled space treads of Black American Walnut are laid.
This home’s front door measurement as critical as the shop drawings.
Finally delivery day—14 pairs of hands unwrap, then gently lift and carry.
Now all the stairs in this 19th century home feel like they’ve graced it forever.