Before & After ~ Restored Victorian Staircase. This late-Victorian era staircase had long ago been enclosed and then later severely damaged by water infiltration through a failed roof and integral gutter system. Although it appears that the enclosure has simply been removed in the “after” photos, in fact the staircase has been entirely rebuilt due to the extensive rot from decades of being soaked with water.
The newel post had been cut in half when the stair was enclosed, so a complete duplicate was milled. The historic balusters and railing were reused in the restored stair. The rusted through tin ceiling and warped and rotted hardwood floor were also replaced with matching new material.
Restoring alterations to a floor plan and replicating damaged or missing millwork (as well as tin ceilings and wood flooring) are covered in Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.
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