Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

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Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Carmen Addamo » Thu, Jul 21 2016, 3:40PM

Turning an attic into bedroom with large number of built-ins, custom bed etc. How would you handle the floor opening/stairs. I can only think to create a railing/knee wall around the location of the openings. Use a display cube to simulate an opening in the floor??

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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Scott Marshburn » Thu, Jul 21 2016, 6:52PM

Hi Carmen. The method that you described seems like the quickest and easiest way to get the cabinets in the room and still give the customer a good idea of what the layout will look like. However, if presentation is what you are after. You can draw the walls the same height as the ceiling height, then use a display cube that is the same thickness as the floor, position the cube so that the top is at the same height as the second floor in your room . You can then cut a pocket in the cube for the stair opening. You can also use a display cube to create the stairs. This method is a lot more involved but should give you a very impressive presentation to show your customer. The screen shot is an example of using a cube for the floor. I hope this helps.
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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Carmen Addamo » Thu, Jul 21 2016, 8:48PM

Scott Thank you for the suggestions. Your ideas definitely helped me elevate my designs.

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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Scott Marshburn » Fri, Jul 22 2016, 7:12AM

Carmen Addamo wrote:Scott Thank you for the suggestions. Your ideas definitely helped me elevate my designs.

Thank you . I am glad I could help. Don't forget to post some pix when you get it drawn. I would like to see how it turned out.
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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sat, Jul 23 2016, 10:45AM

Carmen,

I have this staircase as a Display Object if it would help. It is scalable.

Staircase 1.jpg

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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Carmen Addamo » Mon, Jul 25 2016, 8:13AM

Kerry that would be great. Thank you for offering.

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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Jul 25 2016, 12:25PM

Carmen,
It is on my computer at home. I will send it tonight.

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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Clint Buechlein » Mon, Jul 25 2016, 1:31PM

Carmen,

Here is a link to another thread that has a downloadable .stl for a staircase. You'll have to load each piece into the Display Part Editor and modify textures for each piece.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11978&p=63939&hilit=stairs#p63939

Here's a couple pictures of the staircase that I used.
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Re: Best way to handle the staircase opening from the attic to 2nd floor

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Jul 25 2016, 6:27PM

Here is the stair display part.
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