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Fluting on custom newel

First this, then that

By Andrew Young //

We work with a lot of homeowners who are general contracting or project managing their own remodel. In many cases, I think thatís great. I wouldnít recommend it for all projects (or homeowners) but I think it works in many cases. Right owners, right project, right house. I also think itís great because it gives […]

Red oak stairs with black staircase railing

Paint It Black

By Andrew Young //

Like the Stones, they want it painted black. All new stair remodel with red oak treads and an all black balustrade. I always caution against a painted handrail because I don’t think it ages well, especially in white. But the designer was in charge on this one! Looking forward to seeing how the black holds […]

Andrew on the cover of Fine Homebuilding

Cover of Fine Homebuilding

By Andrew Young //

A personal and professional milestone reached. So honored to share our work with the discerning readers of Fine Homebuilding magazine. Adding this one to my collection of 10+ years of issues was quite surreal. Much thanks to everyone involved with the project and especially our awesome customer who allowed it to happen.

Bedroom Builtins

Three Boys in One Room

By Andrew Young //

How do you fit three boys in a typical sized bedroom? A bit like this. Built using standard twin mattress each bunk has it’s own storage outlet and wall sconce. The bunkbeds are designed with valances to accommodate future privacy screen for when the boys get older. Five generous drawers for clothes. On point decor […]

Spiral Staircase

Hexagon Spiral Staircase

By Andrew Young //

Hexagon spiral staircase squeezed into a 60″ x 60″ opening. White oak mast, treads and bent handrail walls are a reclaimed fir tongue and groove. This was a challenging and rewarding project from beginning to end…

Fluting on custom newel

Custom Newel Fluting

By Andrew Young //

“You want fluting on that custom newel? No problem ma’am” Star employee Daniel rocking the @boschtoolsna plunge router and one-use jig to add fluting to all 4 sides of the starting newel.

Staircase Skirt Board

Staircase Skirt Board

By Andrew Young //

Skirt board layout on winder stairs. We prefer a nice cascading and continuous line, the lowest height to match the baseboard height. I’ve seen a lot of start/stop situations that come off choppy and cheap. This skirt will get a base cap that is the same as the base boards tying everything together. I’ll show […]

Remodeled Basement Staircase

Mid-Install Basement Staircase

By Andrew Young //

New skirt boards, treads and risers on 1910 stringers. Reframing just wasn’t an option and to be honest, not completely necessary as the framing was very sound, just in need of some adjustments to correct some rise issues. With the help of some blocking and spacers, this flight will be level, consistent and most importantly, […]

PSU Smith Memorial Ballroom

New Stage Skirting for PSU Ballroom

By Andrew Young //

New stage skirting for PSU Smith Memorial Student Union ballroom. Solid beech frames with ply panels. A much needed upgrade to replace failed laminate veneer.

Custom Fir Box Newels

Custom Fir Box Newels

By Andrew Young //

Fir balustrade stairs with custom box newels, tread caps and iron balusters. Flip through the process from a pencil sketch to the finished product. Fir balustrade stairs with custom box newels, tread caps and iron balusters. #stairs #newel #finishcarpentry #carpentry #fir #balustrade A video posted by Young & Son Woodworks (@youngandsonwoodworks) on Jan 6, 2015 […]