Category Archives: Curved Staircase

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Curb Appeal Moves Indoors

We often talk curb appeal the first thing a prospective home buyer sees.  Real Estate professionals say a buyer makes up their mind if they will buy a home in the first 3 minutes of walking through your front door.  So … Continue reading

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What space is required to fit a curved stair?

A curved stair takes far more floor space than other types of stairs.  Ideally you want a large square space to allow for the most gracious and elegant curved stair.  You can narrow and tighten up the space, which will … Continue reading

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Why are descending volutes used?

A volute is that “Curly” piece that is at the start of many stair rails. A standard volute shape will have a rail fitting attached to it, called an “up easing” .  The up easing allows the rail that is coming down the … Continue reading

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Hand Carving Stair Railings

  Rough Block to be Carved into a Hand Rail Fitting   Often curved staircases, and a occasionally straight stairs, have complicated railing requirements calling for twisting and turning of the rails that cannot be made by bending the rail … Continue reading

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Timing is everything with a Curved Staircase Installation

Curved staircases like straight stairs, should be installed after your drywall is primed and before your finished flooring is laid. Curved staircases and rails take a considerable amount of time to build, so getting the stairs ordered early will help … Continue reading

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Keys To Designing An Elegant Circular Stair

No one designs a curved staircase for the simple purpose of getting from one floor to another; there are other, much more practical ways of getting that done if you don’t care what it looks like. A curved staircase is … Continue reading

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Amazing Staircase Series: The Nathanial Russell House

The Nathanial Russell House(1808) in historic Charleston, SC features two of the most noted curved staircases in the world. The two curved staircases are “freestanding” (no supporting walls beneath the stairs) and rise from the first floor to the 3rd … Continue reading

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Amazing Stairs Series: The Miraculous Staircase of Loretto Chapel

The Spiral Staircase at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe New Mexico is truly an Amazing Stair. The stair winds approximately 760 degrees total, more than two full turns, and is made of Spruce; it ascends a total of 22 … Continue reading

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Amazing Staircases / Gone with the Wind: The Bridal Curved Staircase

The 1939 film “Gone With The Wind” features four beautiful staircases that have come to define the elegance, grace and grandeur of interior stair design. The most amazing staircase in the film is without question the massive central staircase within … Continue reading

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3 Design Pitfalls of Curved Stairs

When you are designing a curved staircase, knowing what NOT to do can be just as important as knowing what TO do. Here are some pitfalls that you will want to avoid. 1. Adding a curved stair into your home … Continue reading

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