And then what do you do here?

opphopDecember 4, 2013

The hallway, treads and baseboards are pine whereas the handrail, spindles and newel post are walnut. And...the new flooring around the stairway is red oak which will be stained a medium tone. Won't the pine stain so much differently than the already-darker walnut? These spindles are not stripped and they of course look a lot lighter without the very old varnish.

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Very careful and skilled application of stains will blend the different wood species to an acceptable result.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2013 at 4:21PM
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I would enjoy the materials and craftsmanship of the staircase as it was built. Several coats of garnet shellac will really bring both colors closer in warmth.
But you have more stripping to do to eliminate the patchiness on the risers and stringer.Kutzit will do that for you.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2013 at 9:43AM
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