Thursday, 26 March 2015

The staircase finally done!

And it is fantastic!!!

Yesterday Brad the staircase guy came back for the afternoon and worked on the staircase. Said he would come back today but I wasn't sure I believed him. Turns out he had left both his sets of tools here so he had to come back.

This is what it looked like yesterday.
 That's Brad the stairguy. He said he didn't want his face on the blog.
 Today he put the blackbutt landings on and the rest of the stringers and the extra trimmings.

Blackbutt staircase landing

Bespoke newel with blackbutt top
They feel so solid and so grand. Now we need to find a great painter to paint them up.

Brad said he is sending out one of his workers to sand them and tidy up the edges next week. I am so relieved that they are finally in. He sure has done a great job on them and worth the wait.



  1. Yay so glad your staircase is in! Looks great!

  2. Wow they look beautiful!!! I am sure it was a long and frustrating wait but oh so worth it!!

  3. Stunning and worth the wait.

    The reno is coming together nicely.

  4. Hi Nat,
    Your staircase is so beautiful! You must be very happy with it.
    Can you tell me how thick the Blackbutt landings were, please? I want to put new treads on our existing staircase, and this may be a solution. Our treads are only MDF. I noticed your base treads look like chip board, and, if I'm right they must've put the Blackbutt on top of that?
    Thank you. (I'm enjoying reading your whole build story!)
    Cheers, Liz.

    1. Hello Liz,
      Thanks for checking out my Blog.
      Yes there is chipboard underneath the landing; then the blackbutt on top is just the standard tongue and groove flooring size of 20mm. The treads are just full pieces of bullnosed blackbutt.
      Hope that helps Liz :)