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Oak clad newel stair refit. Picture heavy!!

Postby toolsntat » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:50 pm

Dogleg stairs that needed changing to Oak.
Newels were built up using the Whitehill Mitre-lock spindle block which allowed them to be clamped up quite easily.
Strings were packed out to make things work with MDF which they were going to paint but changed their mind and it worked really well with the Oak.
Here are the pictures which more or less tell the story of this job ;)

Andy

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Re used carpet on landing that left a gap :oops: :roll: Now sorted with oak infill ;)
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Postby sainty » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:04 pm

Very nice.

Looks labour intensive, but the results are excellent.

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Postby jonnyd » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:24 pm

A great improvement. Ive been using the whitehill ML block for the first time recently and its very good.

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Postby Mr Ed » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:27 pm

Top job - a silk purse from a sows ear.

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Postby modernist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:37 pm

Nice result and a tremendous improvement (even though I like 60's stairs :D )

How did you get on with the corners of the MDF and the mitre lock? I did a job with wenge mdf and it was difficult to make a smooth edge without risking going through the veneer or creating splinters.
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Postby karl » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:32 am

Excellent job - I fitted something similair (but was made by somebody else), but don't have pics.

Brian - it looks like solid to me, rather than veneered MDF.

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Postby mark270981 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:44 am

looks superb, I like it a lot I am huge fan of chunky
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Postby jfc » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:10 am

I bet the customer is over the moon with that .

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Postby simuk » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:26 am

Lovely job, very pleasing to the eye.
Could you tell me were you got your plasterboard props & what there starting height is? I bought a couple from toolstation recently which fell apart on first use :evil:


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Postby modernist » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:29 am

karl wrote:Excellent job - I fitted something similair (but was made by somebody else), but don't have pics.

Brian - it looks like solid to me, rather than veneered MDF.

Cheers

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:oops: So it is - I misread the first post
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Postby nickw » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:56 pm

What a lovely job. As others have said, the customer must be well pleased.
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Postby mattty » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:09 pm

Yeah cracking job. It looks seriously labour intensive. I hope you had a good price in.
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Postby alex » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:52 pm

Nicely done. The newel caps really make it.

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Postby robin » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:54 pm

Awesome job!

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Postby JHWBigley » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:42 pm

Now that is a good, well executed job!

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Postby toolsntat » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:39 pm

Thanks all for your comments 8-)
Yes it was a mare of a job to get right as it was mostly done off the cuff ;)
Would be nice to have a couple more to do, now all the sorting out is under my belt and give me a chance to make a bit of dosh :roll:
Glad you like the newel caps....

simuk wrote:Lovely job, very pleasing to the eye.
Could you tell me were you got your plasterboard props & what there starting height is? I bought a couple from toolstation recently which fell apart on first use :evil:
Simon


The props start at 1600 and extend up to 3000. These were either from Aldi or Lidl and really do work well (100% no slip back)

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Postby kipperguffy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:29 am

Apologies for adding to an old post...... This stair refit/newel refit is exactly what we have been looking for, it is amazing! We would like to change the banisters, spindles etc but then the turned newel posts just wouldnt match. We are in the wigan area, I suppose Leicestershire -ish is too far away from us to quote for the job? Do you know of any trusted joiners who could match up to the job?
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Postby toolsntat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:26 am

kipperguffy wrote:Apologies for adding to an old post...... This stair refit/newel refit is exactly what we have been looking for, it is amazing! We would like to change the banisters, spindles etc but then the turned newel posts just wouldnt match. We are in the wigan area, I suppose Leicestershire -ish is too far away from us to quote for the job? Do you know of any trusted joiners who could match up to the job?
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Thanks but yes, Wigan is pushing it for me and alas I know of no one to take it on....
Put up a fresh thread on here asking for someone who might be in your area.
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Postby tonytiger » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:36 am

Andy

Have been considering using the "fusion system" to convert 60's staircase, then we saw your post, and wondered if what you had achieved could be done instead.

We live in northamptonshire would you be interested ?

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Postby jonawal » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:26 pm

Andy - would you come out to Warwick to do a similar job - oak overcladding of a couple of horrible 50s newel posts - i could send you some pictures if you would be interested -many thanks

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Postby Roger-M » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:40 am

I've only just discovered this thread. Fabulous job. I'd never have thought of doing it that way - looks brilliant.
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Postby ddt35 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:22 pm

Is Gloucester too far as well. Really like what you've done.

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Postby daveyj13 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:39 pm

Hello
Came across this site whilst looking at ideas to upgrade my tired existing staircase, I was looking at fusion range. But after seeing this thread and how impressive it is, it has give me other ideas. Can anyone tell where to purchase the cladding for the newel posts? Thanks

Dave

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Postby Benstevens29 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:40 am

toolsntat wrote:Dogleg stairs that needed changing to Oak.
Newels were built up using the Whitehill Mitre-lock spindle block which allowed them to be clamped up quite easily.
Strings were packed out to make things work with MDF which they were going to paint but changed their mind and it worked really well with the Oak.
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HI ANDY, THIS IS JUST WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR. IS THIS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO FOR ME??

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Postby JonR » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:46 pm

Location!

There could be others hear that could do it for you if Andy is out of your area.

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Postby uk-ian » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:10 am

Hi toolsntat
Really interesting post and a great job.
I have a single newel post on a landing that needs cladding as per your example here. I'm happy to cut / fit it in myself, but I'm not geared up to produce the box itself. Would you be willing to manufacture / ship it for me? (You could have the whole job, but I don't think you'd want to travel to Wiltshire!)

I've just registered here and the site won't let me PM you.
Thanks Ian

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Postby BobD » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:01 am

Andy
Great job,

I was considering doing something similar using the Oak Newel cladding from StairBox, anyone tried this ? does it work as well as the system Andy used ?

Andy, I maybe wrong but I think somewhere it mentioned you are in Leicestershire, if you are then perhaps you would be interested in quoting a similar job in south Leicestershire ? Let me know.

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Postby mg1 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:40 am

First post - been following this thread, very interesting post and great craftsmanship!

Any carpenters within the Midlands area (Redditch) want to undertake a job the same as this?
I have the Stair box newel oak cladding, base rails, hand rails and glass panels all ready for someone to fit and install.
Two separate staircases and a separate large newel support at circa 3 meters (part of kite staircase).
Please PM me if interested in this job.
Oh, also skirting board and architrave fitment required at same time.

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Postby BobD » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:30 am

Hi Mg1

Sounds like you have a similar project to me, what are you planning to with the stingers ? mine are orange varnished softwood and look awful, I was considering an Oak veneer but not sure if this will work so may have to paint them. Also it would be good to hear how the Stairbox cladding works out for you, I have not ordered mine yet.

Anyone else any thoughts on how to deal with stair stringers in a refurb.

Thanks

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Postby Gparkes1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:57 pm

Hi, I seem to have missed the part as to where you can buy the oak newel cladding! Can anybody please advice?
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Postby BobD » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:53 am

Gavin

I bought mine from stairbox, they are really helpful onthe phone etc.
Project is in hand at the moment, I have clad 3 posts and 2 to go.
To begin with I was a bit worried about the finish on the corners (a bit rough as supplied) but having sanded the corners after gluing up they came up great. Take time with the clamping up and making sure there is a good application of glue on all edges and it works.
My biggest problem was poor alignment of the original newel posts, they weren't straight so had to shave them in a couple of places.

Best regards

Bob

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Postby promhandicam » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:16 am

Hi Bob.

It would be great if you could maybe start a new thread with a couple of photos to help out others like Gavin.

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Postby BobD » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:17 am

Hi

Ok will do

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Postby Samson » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:34 pm

Hi there just looking at your handy work with cladding the newel posts in oak ,they look fantastic. I may have a similar job coming up and was wondering if you would give me some advice. Would it be possible to clad the existing post so that there is only a couple of mm around the existing post and not such a large gap as in yours .I understand that you probably had a reason for this,also how did you fix the cladding to the post was it with pins

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Postby MikeRotherham » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:11 pm

I would like to do a similar job to my newel posts.

How did you make the cut out where the newel post cladding fits over the stringer?

How did you attach the cladding to the newel post as Samson asked above.

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Postby promhandicam » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:55 pm

Welcome to the forum Mike. This is a very old thread and I don't think that the original poster is still active. You could try sending him a private message although I think you have to make a couple more posts before you can do this.

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Postby MikeRotherham » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:40 pm

Thanks for your response Steve I'll pm the Toolnstat when I have enough posts

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Postby Bansil » Tue May 17, 2016 7:03 pm

Hi Andy

New to the forum so cannot pm you.

I'm in Birmingham and have 2 staircases that need newels cladded....and new handrails etc....would you be OK to pm me or email me?

Tbansil@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks

Taran

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Postby toolsntat » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:47 am

Hi folks, yes, I'm still around but admit to not logging in as much as I should :oops:

Nice to see the thread still getting traffic and must admit to being a tad embarrassed about not following up subsequent work inquiries but as it happens my very local client base is thankfully providing enough jobs.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring though?

That said anyone looking for similar work to do and be done please feel free to shout up here or elsewhere on this forum.

Cheers
Andy

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Postby ainsworth » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:28 pm

Andy,

I'm in Market Harborough and interested in getting something like this done. If this is local enough to you could you PM me or email andrew.ainsworth@gmail.com?

Thanks,

Andy


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