Stairs

Bamboo Flooring

 SClarkson-Bamboo

Our Duro Design bamboo flooring arrived two weeks ago and has been acclimating to the dry weather we have here in Denver.  We are still waiting for the treads and risers to wrap the stairs, but the crew started installing it in the bedrooms upstairs. The durability of the finish is pretty amazing. Good thing, because other than ceramic tile in the two bathrooms, our entire house is filled with this stuff! The color is “off-white”, giving it a more bleached look than natural finish would offer. 

    We haven’t been able to find floor registers to match the finish, so we’ll have to sand down ones purchased from Four Winds in Boulder and use some extra finish from Duro to finish them off.

Railings Arrive

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Jerimo came over to install the railings the other day.  The powder coating took a little longer than we anticipated, but it looks good.  We installed the railings before the flooring because of a fastening detail - the balusters attach to the stringers underneath the stairs so that all the connections and fasteners are hidden.

We found some solid bamboo accessories from Four Winds Bamboo up in Boulder - a nicely crafted horizontal handrail precut and pre-finger-jointed.  This will be cut out as a cap for the top handrail.  We also purchased flat floor registers from them.

www.4windsbamboo.com

Railings

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Jerimo and his wife, Carmen, came over and temporarily set the railing for us yesterday.  They made some adjustments and we got to review it before it goes out for the powder coat painting.  We’re really happy with how it is turning out. There will be a top wood cap for the handrail function after the installation is done.