Create a beautiful entrance with a lovely stair exactly as you've always wanted. Design choices can be baffling, worse is finding the person who will listen and help. Create your own affordable and beautiful design that you can take personal pride in.  Meet with me to start this special project. My years of experience as a stair and railing craftsman are yours for free! I do all my own work, including finishing and staining to perfection. Working with you every step of the way. Look at your lovely railing and remember a great experience with a real person who cared about you and your home. Robin 443-243-6421 robin.dubois@lovemystairs.com

Lovely three story townhouse by the water in Alexandria. The picture really doesn't do it justice, and I had a truly enjoyable time working for this wonderful client. 

Lovely three story townhouse by the water in Alexandria. The picture really doesn't do it justice, and I had a truly enjoyable time working for this wonderful client. 

Basset Furniture Store in Rockville... a massive  project. This project is to be seen at Rockville Pike Basset store. I did another at the very impressive Dulles Virginia store. I am always open to commercial projects such as this, its a special thrill to know that a top manufacturer of US made furnishings shows my work along with theirs! I got a close look at how the Basset solid wood frames are made, as a woodworker and craftsman it is truly impressive to see flawless quality in an affordable American product.  

Basset Furniture Store in Rockville... a massive  project. This project is to be seen at Rockville Pike Basset store. I did another at the very impressive Dulles Virginia store. I am always open to commercial projects such as this, its a special thrill to know that a top manufacturer of US made furnishings shows my work along with theirs! I got a close look at how the Basset solid wood frames are made, as a woodworker and craftsman it is truly impressive to see flawless quality in an affordable American product.  

Tale of four Stories...

Tale of four Stories...

Angies List people are great. 

Angies List people are great. 

Mahogany hand rubbed 


Today stairs are more central as a feature than they have been since colonial architecture, and the trend is toward a graceful blend of old world and transitional to modern lines. Often these cross over, the very straight rectilinear architecture of a Stickley design has elements that lend themselves well to a modern work with very clean simple elements. Sad to say the building industry is about 30 years behind the times, these large graceful stairs are virtually always finished off with a skinny colonial railing of low grade materials and painted turned (boring:) balusters. I love to transform that look as you can see.

Fairfax City Townhouse, Virgina

Virginia

Virginia

Annapolis Maryland

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Art in several centuries...

Art in several centuries...

Annapolis Maryland

Annapolis Maryland

Bethesda Maryland

Bethesda Maryland

Tidy and Safe workspace, dust free sanding with one micron HEPA filtration.

Tidy and Safe workspace, dust free sanding with one micron HEPA filtration.

Vienna Virginia

Vienna Virginia

Reflections

Reflections

In progress, half newel on the wall are pleasing to the eye and very strong anchors..

In progress, half newel on the wall are pleasing to the eye and very strong anchors..

Inside the door....After two weeks of hard work and heat bending multiple railings!

Inside the door....After two weeks of hard work and heat bending multiple railings!

Creating a curve out of solid wood is not a trivial task. Sweat and patience prevail..

Creating a curve out of solid wood is not a trivial task. Sweat and patience prevail..

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Very pretty plain newel with 30 degree bevel tops

Acorns (actually pineapples). 

Nice fit!

Nice fit!

very proud of my curves!

very proud of my curves!

These are just a few photos. If I've done a project for you and you'd like to see it here just drop me an email.. 

Nicely turned end adds safety by telling your hand where it is...

Nicely turned end adds safety by telling your hand where it is...

Continuous warm hardwood sculpted to flow in one piece all the way up. Safe and strong.

Continuous warm hardwood sculpted to flow in one piece all the way up. Safe and strong.

A door like this shouldn't open on a builder grade railing with trite white pickets!

A door like this shouldn't open on a builder grade railing with trite white pickets!

Inside the glass reflects the style of the stairs...

Inside the glass reflects the style of the stairs...

A work in progress, prior to stain.

A work in progress, prior to stain.

Mclean Virginia Comfy Cafe.

Mclean Virginia Comfy Cafe.

Speaks for itself:)

Speaks for itself:)

Freshly milled top grade inset panel newel, setting railing. New oak treads on stairs.

Art Deco a bit, reminding me of musical notes on a staff

Art Deco a bit, reminding me of musical notes on a staff

Mid newel effect

Mid newel effect