The client’s goal of this project was for Stairworks to produce a centrepiece staircase that kept with the rustic, ‘imperfect’ aesthetic of the home and appear as if it had always been there. This was quite the challenge as it takes a great deal of work to build a brand new staircase that is accurate but not flawless. However, this challenge made this a very enjoyable project to work on.
For the chunky timber, we hand selected 100mm oiled Macrocarpa with splits and knots that are normally rejected for use on new furniture, and both machined and fitted it on site. In addition, ‘working’ marks in the steel were left exposed and sometimes even added in certain places to achieve the client’s desired look.