Stair case reconstruction project

To put hardwood flooring on our stairs I had to decide what to do with ballusters that were connected to the stair treads. The existing carpet was just wrapped around the ballusters, which was not an option for the hardwood.

I decided to rebuild the handrail to include a small wall at the bottom of the ballusters, which left the construction of the stair treads quite simple.

The ballusters and wall will be painted white. The newell post caps and the handrail are made from the same wood as the hardwood floors I installed: brazilian cherry, also known as jatoba.

Pictures of the construction project detail the wall design, balluster construction and details, and the hardwood handrail.