Remodeling a stairway 'planter' area

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  1. Howard Emerson

    Howard Emerson I teach guitar:You call that a job?

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    Hi all,
    Anyone who owns a split level will remember this area of the house, where the stairway goes to the bedrooms, and they fill the area with a 'planter' to make up the space to the side of the stairs.

    Here's a shot of what came with the house in 1952, faux brick and all, and then my remake.

    I also redid the stairway, in place, by going over the treads and stringers with solid oak and doing the risers with oak door skin.

    The small grill is connected to a duct system I built that takes excess heat from my atrium room wood stove that is recirculated to the living room/dining room area.

    Regards,
    Howard
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  2. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Very nice but surely it needs a stair rail or two to be code compliant?
     
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  4. Howard Emerson

    Howard Emerson I teach guitar:You call that a job?

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    Hi Ian,
    The existing railing was on the right side, and I have yet to make a new one, but it will be done.

    Unless we're talking about the Code of Hammurabi, in which case, we're jake.

    HE
    http://www.howardemerson.com/
     
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