Michael Tetzner
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Stair railing
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So, we bought this 1895 house about 2 years ago, and have been renovating ever since... Bathrooms, Kitchen, exterior, etc.. :)Last (big) project is the refinishing of the floors. Right now, I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Brown Mar 10.

 

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Linda Brown replied to Michael Tetzner's discussion Stair railing
"Very nice job on the stair treads.  With a little work on the newel post your staircase will look lovely. And, congratulations on your accomplishments in only 2 years.  That is a relatively short amt of time for a house renovation..you can…"
Mar 10
Michael Tetzner replied to Michael Tetzner's discussion Stair railing
"Thank you for your answers, much appreciated ! So, I took a close look again, and you are right, the spindles really just need a good cleaning. I'd rather have them in a satin finish, instead of the glossy one they have right now, but it would…"
Mar 10
Linda Brown replied to Michael Tetzner's discussion Stair railing
"My comment certainly will not answer your question, but.......I would not take the potential chance of breaking the spindles when the current finish on the wood is so very nice.  It does not appear that refinishing is needed.  If you are…"
Mar 10
Phil replied to Michael Tetzner's discussion Stair railing
"Lair's advice is on the money.  But that said, your pictures show railings and spindles that I would not want to refinish even if I was redoing the floors.  Maybe there are some real problem areas not shown in the pictures, but a…"
Mar 10
Lair Tienter replied to Michael Tetzner's discussion Stair railing
"Your railing is easy to remove but you will need to be careful.  The top is like a dowel fitted into a hole drilled into the hand rail.  It may or may not be toe nailed.  Looks like the bottom is held in place with 2 finish nails,…"
Mar 9
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Stair railing

So, we bought this 1895 house about 2 years ago, and have been renovating ever since... Bathrooms, Kitchen, exterior, etc.. :)Last (big) project is the refinishing of the floors. Right now, I am working on the stairs, so far so good.I would like to refinish the stair railing. It would be much easier, if I could take them apart, but dont know if this can be done, without destroying the whole thing..I looked closely at the spindles, it looks to me as if at the top, they are just plugged into the…See More
Feb 27

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Semi retired, keeping busy with renovating a 1895 house we bought 2 1/2 yrs ago
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Renovating an 1895 victorian for the past 2 years... the learning curve was steep, but am getting there..

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