ANATOMY OF A STAIRCASE:
Click on a component name below for a description and material choices.
Anatomy common to any staircase design:
Rail (and rail
Skirts and Risers
Open Tread Design
Both of these photographs display a partial tread with the walk path carpeted (or soon to be), full hardwood treads (not shown) also qualify if specified in either of these design anatomies. These two photos also display an iron baluster, which with any design is also possible with any wood baluster.
Anatomy specific to an open tread design:
This is an open tread, on an "over the post" rail design.
Curb Wall Design
Anatomy specific to a curb wall design:
Curb Caps and Shoe Rail
these photographs show a fully carpeted staircase.
The use of full or partial hardwood treads with a curb wall design is possible.
This is a tall curb wall "over the post" design
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