Northmark - Craftsmanship in Wood

American Black Walnut & Glass Floating Staircase

Project brief was to produce a modern contemporary looking staircase and mezzanine based on a picture the client had seen in a magazine. It had to create a feature, focal point to the barns open plan ground floor area.

We agreed that American Black Walnut, combined with the low iron clear 15mm Toughened glass, would not only look stunning it would also compliment and fit in with the surrounding stone and plasterwork. The stylish stainless steel patch fixings supporting the glass just added the finishing touch of quality.

Once agreed, I involved a local architect to produce the drawings and specifications required and then set to work. Firstly I had to the metal skeleton frame made which the whole staircase is built around, allowing it to seemingly float. A local blacksmith who produces all my bespoke metalwork carried out this work which had to be accurate in every detail and involved alterations in my workshop during the build. Once I had this frame I started cloaking with the Walnut.

The picture gallery shows the work carried out from manufacture in my workshop, removal of old staircase, partition wall and the detail of the final installation. Included was the new distressed Oak beams and Oak floor to mezzanine. An amazing project which both I and the clients are very pleased with.