Sunday, February 22, 2009

Walnut Balustrade

The newel post was designed and built by Wilson & McCracken.  The main post is constructed of 16 tapered walnut staves.  The cylinder has a band of burl inlay.

The carving is typical of other locations in the house.  Featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and seen on On Q Magazine (WQED TV) the newel has been one of our favorite projects.

We were also asked to create a 9′ section of balustrade for the third floor.

Utilizing 4″ thick walnut there were no laminations in the highly turned, shaped and carved spindles.  The hand and base railing contains nine custom matched shapes.