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Mopstick Handrail

This Softwood Mopstick handrail with black brackets fitted to an elderly gentleman’s staircase in Southampton. As I have said in past posts none of us are getting younger. The customer gratefully informed me that having this handrail will enable him…

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Unpainted Crown Cap Handrail

This crown cap handrail was left unpainted so that the grain and beauty of the wood can be seen, with this in mind I took my time selecting the wood for a clean straight grain without any knots. The sweep…

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Stair Refurbishment

The above is a boarded stair, as opposed to using spindle’s, this was popular in the 1970s and 80s. It is no longer allowed unless the gap between each board or boards and hand/base rail is less than 100mm (4”)…

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Creaking stair case

Stiffening a stair case in lords wood Southampton. This stair case in a property in lordswood, Southampton had become springy and was creaking, the glue originally used had degraded and the wedges were loose, the joining of the treads to …

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Decking in Southampton

Above are  two examples of decking projects I have recently completed. Decking still continues to be popular and since its popularity in the early 1990s, when the basic deck for many was a simple single level surface comprising timber boards…

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Reinstating stair handrail and spindles in Southampton

The previous owner of this property had removed the handrail and spindles, the new owner wanted them put back.Because the newel post had been completely removed I had to machine one from 100mmx100mm stock to fit into the stud wall…

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Crown Cap Handrail

A crown cap hand rail fitted above a previously fitted dado rail, the customer wanted it to be a continuous run from the bottom to the top of the stairs with no breaks in-between, and did not want an institutional…

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Under stair storage cupboards in Southampton

The customer wanted to have a work station as well as  some storage cupboards, they wanted a knotty pine finish to match their interior doors so laminated board was used with pine veneer MDF panels for the doors. At a…

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Handrail and Spindles

The hardwood handrail and spindles were stained and painted prior to installing them, this makes for a lovely crisp finish, spindles chosen here are  Hemlock 41 mm colonial whilst the handrail and base rail are Sappeli, Originally the whole stair…

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Fitting a newel post and stair components

The original Newel Post was cut off many years ago, a common practice, often to make it easier to get large items of furniture upstairs. The problem with this particular ‘stub’ was that it had been cut at 45 degrees…

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