I continued my staircase today. Because my workshop is at my parent's place (I live in a small apartment in the city) I don't get to it as much as I would like. So when I do visit, I do as much work on my house as I can.
I agonised over the choice of balustrade - round? straight? turned? In the end I decided on a flat stencil type cut. I have seen a lot of these type of balustrades in Scandinavian houses, so it seemed a good choice.
I decided to use iceypole sticks because they are just the right size. I drew out the pattern on each stick and then cut them on the mini band saw.
I wanted to make the balustrades with a decorative hole, so a drilled holes to make it easier to cut.
Because iceypole sticks aren't the best quality wood, some split while I was cutting them. I glued them back together easily though.
The result was quite pleasing.
Capping the posts made it look quite finished.
Still some work to do. Look out for the next post!