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03-18-2012, 04:38 AM #1
Just wanted to share with L4P a project that I have been working on for a little while now. I thought some might like to see how we made the stair treads 'float'
First step was to chemical anchor two steel stringers to the firewall. A steel I beam was cut in half and plate was welded to one end of it. This provides the base for the tread to be screwed to. The I beam was then welded into position on the stringer and a dummy tread installed until the completion of the project.
Next step will be to paint the I beams. I will post more photos as it progresses.
Last edited by ausplay; 03-18-2012 at 04:41 AM.
03-18-2012, 06:29 AM #2
I really like the look of floating objects, from stairs to shelves. These look great and it is cool to see the progress. How much weight can each step handle?
03-18-2012, 08:35 AM #3
Winning Thread! I love seeing how things are constructedIntegrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do
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03-18-2012, 01:29 PM #4
When the project is complete a solid timber tread 66mm thick will be installed. About to start the timber floors tomorrow all 4500 lineal metres of it
03-18-2012, 01:31 PM #5Member
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Very cool project!I used to love her, but I had to kill her. *shrug*
03-18-2012, 03:44 PM #6Member
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Very cool look. What is the reason for the chemical anchor (sorry, don't know what that is) vs bolt?
It appears there are some kind of bolts there. What are those? Thanks
Ah Ha. Did a quick search. I get it now. Very cool
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03-19-2012, 12:30 AM #7
^ Being a firewall we are not allowed to drill completely through it, hence why we had to chemical anchor it. We used a Hilti chem anchor with 20 mm threaded rod.the original plan was to chem anchor each individual I beam to the wall. However it would have been too hard to get the I beam exactly where it needed to be.
03-19-2012, 12:53 AM #8
03-22-2012, 04:40 PM #9
that is awesome! can't wait to see the finished productThe World Is Not Enough.
03-22-2012, 06:37 PM #10Senior Member
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I really, really like those stairs.
One of my favorite things I did to my home when I moved in was new Oak stairs.