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Free Standing Ellipse

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Large-scale free-standing stair for a custom home in Portland, Oregon built by Green Gables. Hand-shaped custom handrail profile, structural steel subassembly, and hand-carved descending volutes. Shop-built stair base using traditional housed-and-wedged construction, a method employed by skilled craftsmen in the Boston area and extensively in prewar Europe. Instead of framing in the staircase with rough, new growth […]

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Steel and Maple Monostringer

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On this project we worked closely with Green Gables Design and Restoration to elevate this beautiful restoration in the Oregon High Desert. Features include a sandblasted and clear coated structural I-beam monostringer system, solid, one-piece western maple treads, and matching western Maple Handrails mortised perfectly into the brushed Stainless Steel balustrade system. To get solid […]

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MW design workshop custom stairs spiral

Maison de Reve

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We completely designed and built this staircase and balustrade system for the 2016 Street of Dreams. Primary features include a shop-built curved stair base in painted and solid woods, and a completely custom balustrade made up of side-mounted balusters and posts. The railing and balusters were all hand-finished with our blackened patina and clear penetrating oil. A truly […]

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Grand Windsor

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This project was one of the first large-scale grand staircase we did here at MW.  All woodwork on and around the main staircase was custom-made in our first shop.  From the curved panels on the stair and balcony, to the individually turned and fluted balusters, to the hand-carved descending volutes, every component was painstakingly crafted from raw […]

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Grand Entry Stair

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An early example of a grand, classically styled entryway staircase featuring a split “Y” stair with a large conjoined landing. Details include solid American Cherry handrail and treads, as well as iron balusters installed with no visible fasteners. If you look, you will notice the flat details of the balusters subtly follow the line of […]

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American Dream

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The ‘American Dream’ home, a part of the 2013 Northwest Natural Street of Dreams. We were able to work with Westlake Development and Garrison Hullinger Interior Design to bring this amazing home to life. This was our first use of the greek-key style of our ferrum railing system, which we were also able to integrate […]

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New Tudor Revival

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We utilized a classically-inspired and executed housed and wedged structure for the stair base.  We used solid walnut for the treads and handrail, and poplar for the painted components of the shop-built stair structure. Integrated into that structure and the second floor we installed standoffs buried into the framing to attach the balustrade with no […]

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West Linn Modern

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On this project we worked closely with the teams at Garrison Hullinger Interior Design and Westlake Development on the details of this modern home.   We fabricated an I-beam framework separating the different spaces of the open-plan main floor, with an integrated bench near the entry door.  The bench has a through-mortise where the I-beam passes through the oak, we […]

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James Turrell Light Reign

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A commissioned piece, we started this bench in our shop with a framework at 1:1 scale in order to individually shape each slat for the bench seat and backrest. Because of the elliptical shape and slight compounding angles, each was individually tapered, to keep the gap between them consistent around the structure. Once completed, this bench […]

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Portland Hilltop House

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A unique project, where we did the cabinets, stair, and several miscellaneous pieces for a custom home in Portland designed by the famed Olson Kundig Architects and built by Green Gables Design and Restoration. One of the highlights of the home is the mill-finish steel island in the kitchen. The result of collaboration between several different artisans and […]

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