Peter Coe - Cabinetmaker.  Peter Coe is a Carpenter, Cabinetmaker, and Furniture Maker in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Special Projects
Arch Top Door
Boxed Columns
Closet Doors
Cribbed Log Ceiling
Entrance Door Vigas
Japanese Tea House
Western Collection
Winding Stairs
Window Treatments
Carved Signs
French Provincial Cabinet
Home Library
Media Center
Slant Front Desk
7 Drawer Chest
17 Drawer Chest
Butternut Cupboard
Cherry Bookcases
China Cupboard
Coffee Table
Dining Table
Dr. White's Chest
Dropleaf Table
Hanging Cupboard
Kids' Stools
Telephone Desk
Work Table
Writing Desk

Winding Stairs

Bottom Landing

Stair building meets timberframing is the way I think of this project. The original plan was for two landings. As I recall there was no way to fit the necessary number of treads in the space available and using winding treads solved the problem.

I used the Stairway Manufacturers Association Handbook for guidance.

Stairs with Steve

We used #1 Doug Fir Free Of Heart Center for the steps, stringers, and newel posts.

In this picture, the steeper stringer supports the very top flight of steps plus the less steep stringer which supports the turning treads.

Winding Stairs

After this, we added a continuous 1-1/2 diameter handrail running down the right side of the stairs.