I currently have a very ugly circa 1980's? stair balustrade with three
wide "planks" of wood which run in parallel to the angle of the
stairs. I want to replace these with spindles and a new Balustrade to
restore some charachter back to the house.
The problem is that the current 3 planks are attached to the inside of
the newel posts and so run right the way from the bottom to the
landing. The landing, like most victorian terraces goes back on itself
at 180 degrees. So the floor of the landing is above the ceiling in
the hall downstairs (very hard to explain, but the photos should make
it a bit clearer). Now I want to fit spindles, these will sit in line
with the middle of the newal post, but this line means that they will
disappear into the ceiling (see photos). This will also be the case
for the balustrade. I know there is a way of doing this, as I have
seen it before, but I cant recall how.
Has anyone done a similar thing or have any advice on what to do.
Obviously if it was newal post to newal post it would be straight
forward, but I dont kwno how to attach to the ceiling securly and
neatly, also what will I have for a handrail above where it disappears
into the ceiling?!
any advice gratefully recieved... photos are here:
- posted 12 years ago