Another Curved Stair Project

  Here’s an email from Laurence a cabinet maker based in the south west of France. He has just made his first stair with a curved central cut string using my horizontal laminated techniques. He has given a original effect by leaving the laminates visible without an exterior veneer. Bonjour M. Tillson Une petite photo […]

How to make a curved laminated string

When a string is less than 60mm thick it becomes difficult to make it using horizontal laminates because the outer face veneers tend to pull it out of shape when being glued up. For this reason for these stringers I use a more traditional laminate technique where I clamp the laminates to a form. This […]

How to Make a Wooden Handrail on Metal Rail : part 2

Here’s the second article on building irregularly curved handrails on metallic rails. Theses articles explain how to make a wreathed handrail in walnut that follows a pre-existing metallic rail. Before reading you might like to read the first article here: https://stairdesignsoftware.net/how-make-a-wooden-handrail-on-metal-rail-1st-part Once the basic handrail’s curved forms are made I usually adjust them onto metallic […]

Curved Stairs : Using Horizontal Laminates

To answer several requests for information on building curved strings using horizontal laminates, I have posted some photos taken in my workshop while I was making  helical central cut string stairs. These photos are taken randomly along the construction process and show how the laminates are machined up, glued and veneered. This first  stair was […]

Quick Tours of the Workshop

Here are a few videos to show you around my workshop and share with you the jobs we are actually working on. If you would like more information on specific topics just leave a comment to tell me and I’ll see what I can do. *********************************** Jobs at hand November 9th 2011 If you find […]