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  • Owner operator Custom Fit Stairs
    Joseph S, MIller
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    This shows the steal frame and how I decided to attach the sub-framing in order to complete the job in a high quality fashion
  • curved stair in progress
    After screwing and glueing the sub framing. I used it to attach the nessary framing just another part. At this point i was ready to attach finish paint-grade risers and skirt-boards with the Brazilian-Cherry treads
  • Awesome Up-grade
    Almost through with the stairs, moving on to rails, brass pickets and post.
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    It was a covered in shag carpet and the handrail was very shaky. Old wood pickets and post. It was poorly built but, to my surprise it had a steal frame. I devised a system to install framing in the tread
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    supports. We screw and glued framing as shown in 1 of the pics. Then attached our risers and skirt boards. The treads were manufactured at my shop/show room on Old Pooler rd. And I custom fitted
  • The Ultamit curved up-grade/ referbished
    final check it was over 25k 20 or so years ago. It was 1 of my first stairs. I still am very proud of the work I did. The home owner was thrilled also her pic is there also.
  • The Happy home owner
    I'm sorry to say I forgot her name, but over all it was my pleasure in working with her and her family. And I enjoyed building this very complacated and beautiful curve
  • Custom cabinits
    Theres were Made from scratch. I tore some old knotty pine panels and riped sanded an glued up.
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    they were raised panelwith ac plywood sides, bottom and backs.
  • cabnits
    They were my 1st complete set with base and wall cabinets
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    I enjoied ever part from the desig, to drawins at to the building I'm not so hot onthe finishing and with the sanding
  • I did this set for a hardwood floor company. After removing the post,rail and picketrs
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  • Oak basment set
    This basment set was falling apart. I tore them out, complety rebuild, them bringing them up to code, useing Red Oak and treads
  • Saint Mary street set
    with grade risers and skirt boards, and tradional pickets, post and rails
  • Art Deco set
    This stair was built in Cary during the building boom. A friend of mine that I use to build homes for (Jeff Fikes superintendent) Called me one day out the blue. He told me he had a major problem with the 1st home he built as a general contractor.
  • Shoulda, woulda, coulda,
    Wish I took a before pitcher. This was a curbed set, some people call them a boxed set but it was the type that the pickets went into a knee wall.
  • Woulda, coulda, shoulda
    as you can see I removed the top of wall to below the tread line and converted it into a open set. It was 1 of my 1st remolded or upgraded stairs. The home owners were extremly happy with the end product.
  • Atr Deco curb to open set
    They had planed on sueing the GC but changed there mind because they loved the end look and appreated all the quality I personly put in the job.
  • Named Kinky cut
    Did this in Chapel Hill many moon ago.
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  • Alstralian Cyperas Mark Davis
    One of my favorites a parade entry for Mark Davis, It took the special feacher award, My company had two award wining stairs that year. It has my siginture post (raised panel) I love the Alstralian Cyperess look but it is a very brittle materal. When using this material you have to either remove the knots or tackel the issue creatively. The knotts will shrink, It was the 1st time I ever used Cyperas. I built the treads not knowing that, leaving in the Knotts. So to beat this issue I used a sub-tread, glueing heavy, and never had another issue. I love the knotty look. as ithe inspectors did also.
  • Mark Davis parade
    Close up of the award winning postas a parade entry for Mark Davis, It took the special feacher award, My company had two award wining stairs that year. It has my siginture post (raised panel) I love the Alstralian Cyperess look but it is a very brittle materal. When using this material you have to either remove the knots or tackel the issue creatively. The knotts will shrink, It was the 1st time I ever used Cyperas. I built the treads not knowing that, leaving in the Knotts. So to beat this issue I used a sub-tread, glueing heavy, and never had another issue. I love the knotty look. as ithe inspectors did also.
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  • Alstralan Cyperas Curved Staircase
    Alstralian Cyperas Staircase for Mark Davis
    This was a parade entry for Mark Davis, It took the special feacher award, My company had two award wining stairs that year. It has my siginture post (raised panel) I love the Alstralian Cyperess look but it is a very brittle materal. When using this material you have to either remove the knots or tackel the issue creatively. The knotts will shrink, It was the 1st time I ever used Cyperas. I built the treads not knowing that, leaving in the Knotts. So to beat this issue I used a sub-tread, glueing heavy, and never had another issue. I love the knotty look. as ithe inspectors did also.
  • Jayco custom homes, parade
    this is a one of a kind extremly custom, the box newels i designed in the stule of cabinet doors, with American- Cherry styles and rails, and White-Oak panels.a a cabnit door post white oak and cherry. This contractor tried to cheat me out of my last check, when i took him to court, he was telling the judge how awesome my work was the whole time. I would never work for him again.
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  • Curved Staircase Construction
    Curved Staircase Construction
  • Custom Everthing for Chris Leith by John Baldwin
    This was one of the most expencive sets I had ever done at that time. It was Reclaimed Heart Pine treads and a special designed rail,5'' tall and 4'' wide I had to have special blades to do the job, with paint grade Custom Post and treads, With Wrought Iron post for pickets. It was the 1st set I built for John Baldwin. John loed my work and i ender up doing ever parade he did for 4 years.
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  • Matt Alferman Custom Home Builder
    This was aset I built for Matt Alferman, He has a style all of his owne, I think he called it a south western style It was a see through 7'' massive post with 1-3/4'' square pickets and a 2'' X 2-5/8 rectangle rail he loved Brazilian Cherry treads. I installed 6 or 7 of this type stairs for matt. IT isn't my cup of tea but i did like doing all his jobs. He moved to Collerota few years back
  • tipacal stairs
    this is just a run of the mill Red Oak treads,post and rail with paint grade risers and skirt-boards and pickets
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  • 2nd curve
    I cant remember the contractors name but it weas my 2nd curve, it was a plain red-oak treads with paint grade risers and skirt board with a upgraded 1-3/4'' wood pickets
  • Mark Massingill
    This set, every stair company in NC, told the contractor couldn't be built and pass code. So I contacted the inspector and changed the way he viewed were the walk line was pulled from. It was the 9'' walk line at 12''in. The inspectors at that time pulled the measure ment from the riser. and it was 8-7/8 at walk line. It needed to be 9'' min. so I made a tread patern tread out of 3/4'' ply, drew out the walk line but instead of pulling the measurment at skirt board I asked the inspector if he would consider the walk line at were the pickets or a wall would be. you can not put your foot were the pickets or a wall would be so he agreed and I got him to sign the pateren and i built the stairs, The parade inspecters heard orf the story and gave It the special feacher award. This is complicted lol
  • Mark Massingill award wining srairs
    This set, every stair company in NC, told the contractor couldn't be built and pass code. So I contacted the inspector and changed the way he viewed were the walk line was pulled from. It was the 9'' walk line at 12''in. The inspectors at that time pulled the measure ment from the riser. and it was 8-7/8 at walk line. It needed to be 9'' min. so I made a tread patern tread out of 3/4'' ply, drew out the walk line but instead of pulling the measurment at skirt board I asked the inspector if he would consider the walk line at were the pickets or a wall would be. you can not put your foot were the pickets or a wall would be so he agreed and I got him to sign the pateren and i built the stairs, The parade inspecters heard orf the story and gave It the special feacher award. This is complicted lol
  • 1st for John Baldwin
    same curve for John Baldwin in Rosemont subdivision
  • John Baldwin, Rosemont house
    same set as beside with my Wife of 18 years she has passed now.
  • John Baldwins, twin Queen Ann set
    This set was so large I could not get a pictcher . I tried lol
  • Queen Ann Curves John Baldwin
    This twin set was American-Cherry, Completly self supporting. I ended up re-building the floor as to hold ths massive set. wrought iron pickets with 5 set of steps in this parade. was a great job. I love my work and I am peacock proud of them all.
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  • All red-oak
    This up-graded was all Red-Oak, risers, skirt and treads Fun work loved it as home-owner did also