…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:


  1. Ness on October 19, 2015 at 5:34 am

    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.

  2. Chris Auret on October 18, 2015 at 12:52 am

    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.

  3. Mark Milner on February 24, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Fascinating techniques, beautiful staircases.

  4. Mike Johnson on February 24, 2015 at 9:49 am

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

    A wonderful staircase, beautifully made.

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