This Staircase in Bognor Regis, West Sussex was in need of some work to bring it back to life and give it the look it desperately needed.
The owners of the property called in M.J Carpentry & Joinery to do the works, which included:
- Cut out any old timbers that were in the way of the new Oak spindles that needed to go in making sure the original Oak newel posts and handrails were not damaged.
- Once the old timbers were out of the way they did leave behind a few holes on the newel posts which were neatly filled in with small pieces of Oak, glued in to place.
- Carefully cut back the carpets on the areas that receive the Oak base rails and the Oak spindles, the carpets were being changed soon.
- The original newel posts and handrails were thoroughly sanded to bring back the Oak look that was hiding under layers of dark varnish.
- The original handrail upstairs was refitted into the wall properly as it was a little loose before and wasn’t ideal. The decorator will then fine fill and sand around the handrail when decorating starts.
- Base rails were fitted where needed which also included underneath the handrails, this hid any holes from screws etc. that were left behind from the old timbers that were removed previously.
- Wherever the Oak spindles met the treads of the staircase, M.J Carpentry & Joinery had to carefully chisel out neat holes prior to gluing and fitting the spindles in place.
- Once the prep work was achieved for the Oak spindles they could then be glued and fitted.
- Once the wood works were complete, the owners were going to experiment with various finishes of stains or waxes to see which will look best on the staircase.
Please look at the pictures above to see how the project turned out.