Stairs & Rails

This high-end staircase is an excellent example of a complex design built with industrial grade materials. The stair stringers are blackened I-beams supporting solid walnut treads. The strength of the steel allows for the stringers to be smaller than if made of wood and gives the stairs a floating appearance. A composite of mild steel flat bar was used for the guardrail with 3/16 stainless cables and a walnut handrail. TIG welding was used throughout and the completed project was chemically blackened before being hand burnished and waxed.

MIG welding is semi-automatic and used for most exterior work, whereas manual TIG welding is more appropriate for precision interior jobs where the appearance of the finished weld is critical. The blackened/waxed finish is a good choice for interior work because it highlights the visual texture of the steel, is easily repaired, and will improve with age.

The basic Dyna cable railing is the strongest, most maintenance free, and least visually obtrusive deck railing that we can create. The structure is powder coated tubular steel welded into sections up to 15 feet in length and connected with slip joints. The 3/16 stainless steel cables are installed on site and can run up to 100 feet. The tensioning system is contained within the terminal posts so that no turnbuckles interrupt the clean lines of the railing.

Even our “standard” rail design is custom built to the specifications of each job. We can address wood top rails, special mounting requirements, unique tubing shapes and sizes, and more complicated designs. Our cable system is also compatible with wood posts and Dyna Metal can do cable only projects or build entire wood and cable railings using carpenters from Dyna Builders.