An English Oak staircase complete with Oak panelling with turned and arched carved balustrade.
A Pair of English Oak Staircases.
A pair of staircases designed and made for a house dated 1440 located in Sussex. The Joinery and complete project was worked on how the craftsmen of yester-year would of tackled the job. The Oak sections needed to be of a large size in order to be considerate to the scale and the building.
Even though the Oak was air dried stock , it still contained a higher moisture content than would normally be supplied for internal joinery.
Single large sections would only be suitable as gluing smaller sections together gives a completely different look to a project which is unsuitable and not traditional, small details make a big difference, especially when carved or mouldings come into play and the end grain glows after the chisel has finished with it.
An English Oak cut-string staircase and spandrel cupboard panels.
A English Oak cut-string staircase with wreath handrails and square section spindles. Picture 2 shows a " Rod" A full size drawing of the staircase that is being made detailing the carved handrail in drawn form.
"Lutyens" style staircase
A Staircase made in English Oak in the "Lutyens" style, The spindles are class as Square Turning and are all hand worked,
picture 3 shows the 5 number raked spindles that are used on the rise of the staircase, the remaining were used on the gallery landings.
Also a close up of the 40 Tudor roses that were carved for the project .
A Staircase Remodel
The main staircase was made by "others" and the case originally had a metal spindles as a newel post but gain movement with use, also the handrail scroll was machine C N C made and it looked it ! The work involved turning a new post which also hides the metal studding used to make the whole post rid-geed, the studding nut is used to lock the scroll down and is hidden by the glass ball. The old scroll was cut off the staircase while clients were away, in order to give us a true section to match to while carving. Polished to match on site.
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