stair banister Help / Idea's / Info?

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Old 11-24-08, 11:30 AM
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Lightbulb stair banister Help / Idea's / Info?

Hello All,

We are in the home stretch of finishing up our remodel of the house. One thing I am stuck on is what to do for a banister for the stair case we have. My wife was leaning towards doing something in iron / metal, however we are still unsure.

Any idea's would be great! Please see pictures below:





 
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Old 11-24-08, 11:41 AM
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Go with whatever your wife wants. Keep her happy so you can be happy. Good luck with your project. It really looks great!
 
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I'm a "wood" guy. But you have to live with her. Is that brazilian cherry on the floor?
 
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Originally Posted by burmjohn View Post
Hello All,

We are in the home stretch of finishing up our remodel of the house. One thing I am stuck on is what to do for a banister for the stair case we have. My wife was leaning towards doing something in iron / metal, however we are still unsure.

Any idea's would be great! Please see pictures below:





I'm with Chandler on this one. However, the sides of the stairs do not appear to be wide enough to use a top and bottom rail with wood balusters. The floor and steps look so good, I would like to see wood. As stated, however, you DO have to live there. Keep the faith and the peace!!
 
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Beautiful floor, nice steps, but I agree with the others, wood would be my choice. But it is not wide enought for a standard wood system.
 
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That is a tough one. You can put a wood cap on the skirt board and drill into it to set metal balusters. The tough part is what to do at the top. I would normally frame a wall part way down so you could end the rail into it. The only thing I can see to do is run a cap along the ceiling and cut ballusters into it. Not the best looking idea in my opinion.
 
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Old 11-24-08, 07:17 PM
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I think it could be decoratively aproned with a 2x? from the top to bottom along the top edge on the outside, fastened securely and the surface may take the torquing of a balustrade.
 
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