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Staircase Slide

01.15.10

Wheee! How fun would this be? I wonder how often I would actually use the stair part. I really like the stairs designed by London architect Alex Michaelis for his kids in the second image. This is definitely going in *Dream House* file.

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Our latest challenge: Modern Stairs

08.31.09

Okay. I know exactly what I need as far as stairs go: open flight stairs with metal stringers on the sides. Looks like this:

modern stairs

Shouldn’t be too hard right? Guess again! Finding someone to fabricate them has proven to be well… nearly impossible. I’ve contacted a dozen metal fabricators and none of them are willing to do residential metal stairs. (This is yet another draw back to not living close to any major city.) I’ve found some stairs with metal tube stringers that could possibly work. I’d paint them gray and do something similar to this.

modern stairs

(via) The only problem is that I’m not sure it would pass the ball test with our railing. (A 4″ ball cannot pass through any section of the stair in order to pass code.)  This is why I would prefer side stringers. The stairs I found were also a little overpriced in my opinion. Maybe I should just give up and frame in the stairs. Not as cool, but less of a hassle and much, much cheaper. (Always a plus!)

  
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