After I made my posting about floor possibly being Ash I thought no too much color variation. Also I am assuming you are in the west coast area and not really an Ash wood area. It is a very nice floor. Your new pictures are fantastic.
Considering the stair case, I may have to do similar. We want to build a house and the stair case is an amazing $ consumer! All most as bad as chimneys! We have champagne taste on beer budget as the saying goes. In our existing home I replaced the 2x stairs and finished the stair case to our basement and it was not too bad. It was no where the level of finish and dramatic wood use as yours.
Interesting to hear about the doors. We don't have Menards here in NC where I can go and look at and touch and would not want to order site unseen. I may have to look around some more put more thought in interior doors. I had planned to make those too if/when we build a house. But the list of things I am looking at trying to do is getting much longer; finish work, interior doors, vanities kitchen cabinets too), basement drop ceiling and possible wall finishes..... yada yada yada. Also, my pace of work is no where near yours.
I like the door trim with the multiple pieces. The 'craftsman' style is appealing. The additional wider pieces at the top really make a difference and cause them to be eye catching. How wide are the trim pieces? I would like to mimic this type look with maybe a bit wider, can catch more dust that way! I may try walnut on the top. Lots of ideas, we'll see how many come to reality.
If you have some, would you post some pictures of your cabinets?
Told you early on I'd have lots of questions. Your taste and recent experience in your home is kinda where we are though maybe 4 years behind you. We are in process of getting plans and costs. In the second or third round.... budget trim trim trim!
BTW don't aim to hijack your thread from the staircase but one thing lead to another.
I’m actually located in Michigan, we have tons of ash up here but most of it is all dead now from the ash bore.
Honestly the stairs were not that bad to do. A little time consuming making all the parts and than fitting them. I thought the handrail and posts would give me a huge fit but they didn’t. There’s lots of videos to guide you. I think overall I have $1600 into it. The hickory i got from the lumber company was classified “rustic” so it’s a little cheaper. I believe I paid $2.25 bd ft.....You mentioned chimneys, I’ll include a pic of the one I did. Next to woodwork, stonework is a lot of fun. That is one large fake chimney. It’s an electric fireplace, so it’s not a functioning chimney.
The trim around windows and doors is 3 1/2” wide and is made from alder, same as the doors.
I understand trimming the budget, sweat equity goes a long way. I did all the interior work myself except for countertops. It’s nice to be able to go higher end on material and still come in lower than it would have cost to get a lesser product and pay for labor.
Where about in NC are you looking to build?
I like answering questions, that’s how we all learn. Fire away