making stairs

…and how horizontal laminates can adapt to any project

Here are two projects that show very clearly why making stairs with this versatile technique is a great solution, especially for building complex shaped stairs.

Both these projects were built by Gino Alary using our horizontal laminate technique.

Gino is a Canadian master stair builder, and these two projects show clearly both his technical and artistic excellence.

Here is the email Gino sent to me:

Hello Ness,

I’m a Canadian stair builder in the Lauretides region of Quebec.

Some time ago I bought StairDesigner and contacted you for advice on building a curved stair using your horizontal laminated technique.

I wanted to show you with a few photos the stairs I’ve built using your technique.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and more specially your passion.

Best regards,

Gino Alary

Here are Gino’s contact details:

Gino Alary Construction Inc

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Here’s a slideshow of the S shaped stair Gino designed and built:

And here’s his grand double evolution cut string stair:

    4 replies to "Making Stairs, from a Small Masterpiece to Grand and Majestic"

    • Ness

      Hi Chris,
      I don’t know how Gino fixed his steps, best way to know would be to send him an email and ask.
      If it was me, for the double string stair, I would pocket screw them from the inside of the strings.
      On central cut strings I usually screw and plug the steps.

      I would usually leave 30mm over lap of the steps.
      I’d be interested myself to know how Gino does it.

    • Chris Auret

      Beautiful stair case. Great technique.
      I am interested in how the treads were fixed to the central stringer. Also the overhang of the tread each side of the stringer relative to the overall width.

    • Mark Milner

      Fascinating techniques, beautiful staircases.

    • Mike Johnson

      I would really like to see more detail of the handrail manufacturing process?

      A wonderful staircase, beautifully made.

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