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Before and after of floor and staircase.

This was a nice project that I just completed this morning. I love doing stairs but never seem to get to because most people won't pay the money that they are worth.

The customer is doing the caulking and painting and they are not completely done yet. They still have to caulk and touch up the paint on the risers and skirt boards.




















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WOW. I can't get enough of the contrast of colors. Amazing work Dave :) What wood is the flooring?? It almost looks like roughsawn pine from some of the photos.. Again Beautiful work and congrats on yet another beautiful project!

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What a beautiful job. The before and after is incredible. A big difference. I can't believe how small the bottom landing by the door is. But that wood floor makes everything look so much bigger. How long did it all take you?








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The wood is rough sawn white pine, 6 and 8 inch mix.

This job kinda kicked my butt. It's a 70'ish house so the subfloor was 1x12's with 3/8" PB on top. We had to remove the PB and overlay the 1x's with 1/2" plywood then install the flooring then build the stair treads, install them and then the railing. I've got approximately 16 working days in it.

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Beautiful work as always Dave. Looks like you redid everything except the front door, and it blends better with the new than it did with the old.


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I love doing stairs but never seem to get to because most people won't pay the money that they are worth.
That's the truth. And when you do get one the customer leaves you alone until you're just starting in on the math, then they want to yak yak yak. I finally told one lady that if her top and bottom steps were off by several inches it was going to be her fault because I couldn't talk and figure at the same time. She left me alone after that.






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That's a whole ton of work Dave. Very nice indeed. Thanks again for posting these. Your client must have been very happy.

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This is a real job. I like it very much. Class!
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Incredible! That house looks so much better!
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I'm with you Big Dave, Love doing those stairs. The hardwood changed that SOOOO MUUUUUCH. When I get my other computer back up I'll post some of the few I've done. Same here ...most won't spend the CORRECT money to have done and they end up with a mess and NO money to fix.

Yeah TT I've had to make the same statement on a semi circle steps AND advise client NOT TO TOUCH templete or layout. TOO MANY degrees, angles, rises, treads that HAVE to be in critical spots. This was replacing a mess, upscale some class to the room and work over a basement set of steps Yeah I enjoyed the challange that much. The Lord give me some special talents , I can build what people say can't be done (except unrealistic budgets and unsafe projects ).

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Impressive stair work. Are those balusters spaced to code? No more than 4 3/8" on the rakes and 4" on the guardrails.

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That looks great, impressive work. That looks like the sort of place I would like to live.
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Impressive stair work. Are those balusters spaced to code? No more than 4 3/8" on the rakes and 4" on the guardrails.
Yes, they are to code.

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