The Doug Fir beams for this project has had a long life before becoming a Timber Frame Staircase. The General Contractor for the project salvaged the wood from a previous project. They use to be beams for a large pergola. He cleaned them up and dropped them off at my shop where we went to work designing the staircase.
The joinery was inspired by traditional Japanese joinery methods, while the floating steps lends to a nice modern effect that complements the modern aesthetic of the handrail. The steps are mortise and tenon into the skirt board using tusk tenons held in place with a large wedge.
The final finish is a faux distressing stain to add back the rustic aged feel to the beams.
These projects are some of my recent works, which shows my commitment to producing quality well designed and handcrafted furniture. They were selected to show my depth of experience in designing unique pieces, as well as my ability to execute a high level of craftsmanship to bring them into the world. If you would like to see further examples of my work you can view a more in-depth portfolio here.