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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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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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