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Stairs & Railings

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Stairways often set the tone of a home. Whether you are looking to match the stylings of a 1900’s center entrance colonial, create drama and elegance with a grand sweeping curved staircase, or achieve modern simplicity with an iron or cable rail balustrade, we are here to help you accomplish your vision.

Stair Styles

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Open Stairs

Stringers & ends of treads sit outside supporting wall, balusters sit on treads

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Closed Stairs

Stringers & treads sit inside wall, wall handrail only

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Closed Stairs w/ Knee Wall

Stringers & Treads sit inside of short wall, but rail system w/ balusters still used

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Break Open Stairs

Stringers & treads start on inside of wall & transition or ‘break’ to outside of wall

Balustrade Styles

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Post-To-Post

Railing travels between newel posts and into block on side of newel post
can use wood or iron balusters

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Over-The-Post

Railing travels on top of newel posts using fittings to fasten to top
can use wood or iron balusters

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Wall Rail

Railing attached directly to wall, no newel posts, no balusters

Parts and Pieces

Once you have determined your Stair & Balustrade Style, it’s time to pick the Parts & Pieces, here are some ideas to get started.

Newel

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Turned

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Box

Hand Rail

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Contemporary

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Decorative

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Traditional

Baluster

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Pin-Top

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Square Top

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Iron

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Cable

Spieces/Finishes

 

Wood Species

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Beech

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Cherry

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Hickory

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Mahogany

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Beech

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Oak

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Primed

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Walnut

Iron

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Design Elements

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Baluster Pattern

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Rosette vs. Half Newel

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Tread Brackets

Custom Options

For those that are looking for something a little different, our mill is ready for the challenge. Our craftsmen will construct just about anything you can dream up.

Stair Glossary

Over-The-Post

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Post-To-Post

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Featured Product:

Exterior Stairs & Rails

Pressure treated, traditional Fir, or Low-maintenance PVC, you name it we build stairs with it!

Check out our Buying Guides to learn before you buy. 
At Morse Lumber we help to make it easy for you to choose the right products for your project.

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