Custom Made, Hand-Scraped Hickory Steps
A customer I previously made a fireplace mantle for ask me if there were stair treads to match his hand scraped Hickory hardwood flooring. I knew I could make hickory steps but wasn’t sure if I could get the hand scraped look. Festool and Makita have planer blades for hand planers to give the “look,” but for one set of stairs I can figure something else out. I will also be opening up a portion of one wall of the stairwell so the steps run past the wall and have a capped end.
If you do hardwood flooring, you may see this as a great way to add custom business and more profit. I’ve done many sets of steps in my career, so this is not new to me, but the “hand scraping” part of it is a first. (more…)
Chris Flynn has been involved in the home interiors business for 39 years. He is focused on custom area rugs, but also builds cabinets, furniture and creates rock-n-roll music. Married to his high school sweetheart, Chris and Elaine have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Chris figures he’s about the luckiest guy on the planet.