Without question, a beautiful staircase is one of the most visible features in a new or renovated home. It has its own structural personality, and should complement the interior and architecture around it. Whether a simple scissor stair or a free-standing double curve, our goal is the same: a flawless installation built with integrity.
We work closely with builders, architects and homeowners to explore the installation and design options at the very beginning. The complexity may vary from house to house, but even a simple stairway can have underlying challenges.
The Site Visit and Design Phase
When we measure the site, we focus on accuracy; even minor framing details are crucial to a successful installation. We also review building codes to ensure our design will be compliant to local ordinances. Soon after, a detailed CAD drawing will be prepared for approval, and the final selection of parts and wood species can be made.
We manufacture all of our stair parts with premium lumber, which we buy directly from the finest mills. Clear hardwoods, like cherry, oak and walnut, are at home here, as are the visually charming character-grade species of knotty alder and hickory. As the boards are planed, glued, and crafted into stair parts, we use both traditional woodworking methods and modern machinery.
Timeless Styles; Custom Options
We offer over 30 different standard handrail profiles, dozens of turning styles and a large variety of box newels. Many of our stock items can be customized with fluted, twisted or roped details to dramatically enhance any installation. Our custom capabilities also extend to architectural designs, historic restorations, and beyond. With experienced craftsmen and CNC technology, we’re able to create special components for the most unique installations.
Depending on the design of the stair, some larger components may be pre-built in our stair shop or the entire stair may be built on site. Our seasoned installers use wedges and glue blocks to prevent squeaks, and stringers are fastened to walls with 3-1/2” pan head screws. We also use rail bolts to install our rails and newels. Other companies may skip these details, but we are committed to building a stair that performs beautifully for years.
For existing stairs that need a fresh look, we offer a great variety of timeless styles, including traditional, Craftsman and contemporary rails, balusters and newels. Just upgrading the balusters will dramatically change a staircase, and is often completed in less than a day.
Homeowners Guide to Stair Parts
The first step to a beautiful staircase is to select your style of handrail, newels, and balusters from our full line of quality stair parts.