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Howard Emerson
12-04-2008, 09:28 AM
Hi all,
Anyone who owns a split level will remember this area of the house, where the stairway goes to the bedrooms, and they fill the area with a 'planter' to make up the space to the side of the stairs.

Here's a shot of what came with the house in 1952, faux brick and all, and then my remake.

I also redid the stairway, in place, by going over the treads and stringers with solid oak and doing the risers with oak door skin.

The small grill is connected to a duct system I built that takes excess heat from my atrium room wood stove that is recirculated to the living room/dining room area.

Regards,
Howard
http://www.howardemerson.com/

Ian Gills
12-04-2008, 12:45 PM
Very nice but surely it needs a stair rail or two to be code compliant?

Howard Emerson
12-04-2008, 01:05 PM
Very nice but surely it needs a stair rail or two to be code compliant?

Hi Ian,
The existing railing was on the right side, and I have yet to make a new one, but it will be done.

Unless we're talking about the Code of Hammurabi, in which case, we're jake.

HE
http://www.howardemerson.com/