I love our stairs. Really and truly.
Initially we had considered a ship's ladder to get upstairs (in hindsight I am shaking my head in disbelief)...
|image from dwell|
I still think that for older kids this would be fantastic!
and then we thought we could do skinny stairs...
|image from Mister Step|
and eventually we realized we could do full sized stairs (yay!). The full width is so much more practical, and I am thrilled that we have room for them.
|no they're not crooked, that's just my photography skills|
They are clad in white birch ply, with maple stair nosing. The posts and rails are hemlock, and the railing panels are birch (although I don't know what species). The different woods work together beautifully and just blend into blond loveliness.
|exposed lag bolts|
|sure doesn't look like three wood species|
The round edge was trimmed off the stair nosing in favour of a square edge, and the risers are kicked back at an angle.
|the landing.. ignore the green tape on the left (that railing is the last thing still to be oiled!)|