Getting all the details right can be the biggest challenge. For this project it required matching the stain used on the red oak door and floor in the lower foyer area and matching the different stain used on the upper level white oak flooring.
Some research by the homeowners turned up a can of matching stain from the door manufacturer and the brand and color of stain used on the floor. Since a search for white oak stair parts did not turn up any good styles for the newel posts, We decided custom making them was the best option.
They turned out really nice with deeper profiles than mass produced ones. I was also able to miter the corners so the grain profiles look crisp and natural without that veneer edge line. I made the rest of the parts out of white oak and red oak for the lower area as well. All of the balusters are dowel screwed to the floor and glued and nailed to the handrail so they don’t move.
Ron Yeager carpentry provides all types of custom stair installations. Visit the about page or go to www.yeagerwoodworking.com for more information.