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Custom Stair Project Tool List

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You too can build your own Custom Stairs 
Here is the tool list with web-links to manufactures and retail stores that I've been using for the green renovation project in Downtown StLouis. 
Contract Labor Project

Custom Modern Stairs is part of a Green Build Renovation Project located in Downtown StLouis Missouri



Here is the tool list for those custom Dark Stained Oak Wood Stair Contract Labor Project I've been building for the upscale apartments in Downtown StLouis location the past few weeks.

Per a social media request is the needed tools that I've been using to build those cool custom stairs I've been blogging about the past few weeks.

Ridgid: 18v: Drill, Driver, Radio Combo Kit with Extra 4 amp Battery (I won a while back) Portable Table Saw and Stand Craftsman: Table Saw Bandsaw Dewalt:

Green Build Renovation Project

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A good layer of spray insulation was installed before the sheetrock was hung, will provide the future tenants with energy savings.
                Green Build Renovation Project                   Downtown StLouis Missouri


After the metal studs were installed a layer of spray foam was installed and will ensure  these Upscale Apartments are  economical to heat and cool.





Spray Foam Insulation was even installed between the windows!


Spray foam  insulation expanding into the jam area where the dual pane window units will be installed.



I'll have pictures of the metal balcony installation in an upcoming blog post. Before we get to install the stairs.  A hole is cut out of the existing concrete floor.

Modern and Upscale Architectural Staircase Build

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Contract Labor Project

 Building Custom Modern Staircases is a small part of a Green Build Renovation Project located in Downtown StLouis Missouri


I consider the design Modern because of the decorative metal spindles and the twist do-dads add flair and upscale feel.  The Dark Stained Oak Wood used in the Treads, Risers, Handrails, and Landings provides this Modern and Upscale architectural design.


See Alignment Tip- Time and Labor saving tips by Scotty  used in Building these Custom Modern Stairs.  I snapped a  few photos to help you build your own custom stairs and for  an example of how the construction tip was used in the  example.  CUSTOM STAIR BUILD TIP METAL BALUSTERS #89764 BY SCOTTY



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Aesthetically Pleasing Wrought Iron Baluster Preparation

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Aligning the Do-Dads on the spindles takes a few steps to get the wrought iron that is irregularly shaped with no real measure point and uneven bar stock lengths to all line up correctly.

Here are the steps I use to get  the aesthetically pleasing look
of the Balusters on the Landings on the Custom Stair Project.
Time and Labor saving tips by Scotty used in 
Building these Custom Modern Stairs.  I snapped
 a few photos to help you build your own custom
 stairs and for an example of how the construction 
tip was used in the example.
Contract Labor Project
Custom Modern Stairs is part of a Green Build Renovation Project located in Downtown StLouis Missouri

Step 1 Stock 35 inch Wrought Iron Baluster with twists fits perfectly in this handrail that is 37 inches off the floor.  
Step   2

Construction Tip Protecting TubSurrounds

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Construction Tip #87673 Protecting Jacuzzi Tub and Granite Surround during construction with plywood wrapped with carpeting to make a tight fit that will stop the construction debris, dust, boot prints, or misc mishaps from marring the finish.


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Custom Modern Stairs Dark Stain Oak

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Custom Stair Build Tip Metal Balusters #89764 by Scotty Time and Labor saving tips by Scotty used in Building these Custom Modern Stairs.  I snapped a few photos to help you build your own custom stairs and for an example of how the construction tip was used in the example.
Contract Labor Project

Custom Modern Stairs is part of a Green Build Renovation Project located in Downtown StLouis Missouri


The Modern Decorative Metal Stair Spindles have that twisted metal do-dad for appearances and aestheticsandshould maintain the same slope of the stairway- per client.  
This is accomplished by:

setting up a string line at the proper height at theupper most decorative spindle and the lowest decorative spindle.Pull the string line tauntTape the String Line to the Postyou have the same height at both ends of the stairway.The Taunt String Line is your guideline for setting the remaining Decorative Spindles at the Same Height and slope of the Stair Case.


#ConstructionTip Setting Decorative Stair Spi…