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My Favourite Things ~ Stairs

Category: Favourite Things November 22nd, 2010 by mbc

We invested a lot of money in wood when converting the barn. The stairs, doors and window frames have all been pricey items. Each involved a number of decisions – hardwood or softwood, oak or pine, painted or treated, natural or stained … Suffice to say that the decision made was rarely on the side of the cheap option. I’m happy with (but poorer because of) the results:

From Barn Conversion 2010
From Barn Conversion 2010
From Barn Conversion 2010

On the last picture you can see how the ball on the top of the newel post has begun to get shiny from use…

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  1. Jo Says:

    Wow, that banister looks like red oak! Gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it varnished.

  2. mbc Says:

    After all the work whitening and waxing that oak it’ll never see varnish – at least on my ‘watch’ 😉

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