Gamble house stair plans from FHB any good?

Before I buy this article from FHB, does anybody remember how good this article was. Does the first line start with.... Buy 40K$ of teak.
======================================= Arts and Crafts Stair November 1996 An updated and code-compliant interpretation of the classic Greene and Greene Gamble House staircase
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snipped-for-privacy@bellsouth.net (joe doe) wrote in

If I remember correctly, I thought that the changed design had lost most of the beauty of the original. The changes in proportion and layout were major.

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Boy that's putting it mildly. I was too impatient and bought the article yesterday before your reply and I was pretty disapointed with the article. IMHO, I thought it looked really lame. The wide panels really closed up the look. The joinery was not interesting.
Well I got the Makinson book and the G&G Masterworks book coming from Amazon and I got my head gears in motion. I'm seriously thinking about making something like it, metal clamps, the whole nine yards. However, I don't want it to be just a carbon copy. I'd want metalwork on it ...but different. Since I live in NC I'd love to add some kind of Southern element to it. I think I also want to make the balluster/side work more seethru.
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