||Example of the
Purcell and Elmslie Balistrade.
||Pic of stairway.
My outlines below don't seem to look exactly to scale so maybe I am off
on my measurements.
||Outline of opening
||Newel, plates and
railing without spindles.
Newel is 6x6. Top railing is about
8" wide and has horns that wrap around spindle. Top railing butts
against current pine 1x frame. Spindles set in dado'ed board underneath
top railing board. I don't know if the bottoms of the spindles can be
directly morticed into the bottom plate of if we will need to use
another dado'ed board on top of the bottom plate. The Dado would
be the full length of the board and then oak spacers would be placed
between the spindles to fill the dado and capture the spindles as well
as retain the spacing.
The top board would need to be
like this for sure. May the bottom board as well. We will have to
The problem is doing angled
mortises into the bottom plate.
|3/4 x 1 1/4 spindles
||3/4"x1 1/4" spindles
spaced 3/4" apart. This should look similar to the Purcell and
Elmslie design above.
|3/4 x 1 1/4 spindles with blocking
||Same as above but
with small additional blocks between the spindles. Just an idea.
||1" x 1" spindles
spaced 1" apart.
I'm not sure if the 6x6 Newel
looks too big or not. Maybe it needs to be sized down to 5x5.
The other option I will draw
up and add is with a tapers column to echo your columns out on the porch.
Trickier but definitely screams craftsman if done correctly.
The other option I will try
and draw up, even though you said you didn't want it, is a grouped spindle
example, ie grouped in clusters of 3.
Let me know what you think.
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