Library railing for 2nd floor

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Library railing for 2nd floor

Postby George Davidson » Fri, Mar 24 2006, 10:08PM

I am designing a house to sell and I am putting a 2 storey library in it.
You will come from the master bedroom on to the 2nd floor library.
I need some kind of nice railing to catch there eye?
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Postby George Davidson » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 6:39AM

I would like to try to make the stairs and railing in e-Cabinets

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Postby George Davidson » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 7:54AM

A start of the open stairs
I have to go spray a old house to day the in side
House is 95 years old. Nice big old house 5 bathrooms
I would of loved to seen it being build.
I do all my own spraying I never found a good painter
Going to be a long day

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Postby DanEpps » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 8:00AM

Personal opinion, but I would want a railing that does not obstruct the view to the upper portion of the library. I would go with the thinnest rail that building codes would allow while still having enough strength to keep someone from falling.

One really cool look (to me) is having a two story bookcase without the walkway. Then have a vertical ladder on a rail that moves from end to end of the bookcase.

Of course, with the litigious nature of society today, you probably couldn't build something like that without getting sued because someone fell off the ladder.

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Postby George Davidson » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 8:22AM

One I made about 2 years ago
they wanted the ladder. Just the parts about $1200.00
They said NO. I just put that wood railing up to see it

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Postby Kerry Fullington » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 9:42AM

George,
I uploaded a newel and baluster from Enkeboll Designs to the customer 3D forum if you are interested.
That is going to be an interesting job. Keep us updated.

Not that you asked for any design ideas, but what if you put a slight outward bow on the platform with the railing. That would make the railing stronger, add a little browsing room for books and make the railing a little more interesting. Feel free to ignore these suggestions. I love jobs like this one and don't get to do them very often.

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Postby David Norton » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 12:52PM

George ,

In your renderings you are not showing how the outside corner of the upper floor will be supported. Have you given thought to this yet? Also are you planning on open stringers for the stairs? I really liked the idea of the upper section of stairs curving to the 2nd floor. It has gotten the creative juices flowing.

Shucks I may play around with it myself. :)
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Postby David Norton » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 3:59PM

I just had to see if I could :D
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Postby George Davidson » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 5:26PM

Hi David
The stairs curving look good
I am big on steel
Hi Herry
(But what if you put a slight outward bow on the platform)
Now you know I have to try that now.
I spray 8 rooms and the sprayer when down about 3:30
I just had to come home (YES) I have 9 more rooms to do.

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Postby David Norton » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 6:08PM

That will do the trick George.
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Postby George Davidson » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 7:55PM

New Railing

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Postby David Norton » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 8:13PM

George, that would be great !
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Postby DanEpps » Sat, Mar 25 2006, 9:28PM

Dude, that's da bomb!!!

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Postby George Davidson » Sun, Mar 26 2006, 1:38PM

Ladder on side for now
Had to order the wheels and brass pipe
6 to 8 weeks !
I ran out of upload space

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Postby David Norton » Sun, Mar 26 2006, 4:44PM

So just what's your thought process here George?
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