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THE SPIRAL STAIR COLLECTION
Elevating grace & space-efficiency to an art form.

The spiral stair has been around for centuries and makes a wonderful complement to any home. Log spirals are most often used as secondary stairs when space is limited. Frequently, they will lead to a loft, master suite, library, or in some cases, a deck. Whether used as a primary or secondary stair, a well-crafted log spiral can act as a focal point to a room and distinguish even the simplest of homes. These stairs are hand crafted from a variety of wood species including pine, spruce and fir, and range in diameters of 5' to 10' or more. StairMeïster has a plethora of resources and can integrate almost any material into your log stairs.

"After I saw my first example
of StairMeister's work,
I redesigned my whole cabin
to incorporate their stairs"

–Fred Whittaker, South Park, Colorado


THE CLASSIC
The StairMeïster “signature” spiral stair features a log column, or “tree,” with an optional root flare intact at the base.

51. New Jersey Spiral
We were very fortunate that our Missouri customer hooked us up with this very exclusive, one time, select cut of a few Bald Cypress trees before the property was turned into a conservation. This tree was chosen for an exterior spiral for our friends in New Jersey.
50. New Jersey Spiral
The 24" wide tread blanks in this photo just came out of our kiln and are ready for our Northfield planer.
49. New Jersey Spiral
This shop photo shows the finished eight foot diameter Bald Cypress exterior spiral rising over fifteen feet to the next level. Check back later this year for a very special event concerning this spiral.

48. Carbondale/Aspen, Colorado Spiral
From the woods in the southern Midwest the start of our biggest spiral for a remodel near Aspen Colorado. This massive Bald Cypress over 34" diameter 40' long 12,000LB tree is our center column.

47. Carbondale/Aspen, Colorado Spiral
This install photo looking down before the guard rail is installed shows one of the the matching solid 6" thick 1,000lb. landings that blend into the hand carved, almost five foot long, one piece treads.

46. Carbondale/Aspen, Colorado Spiral
This view looking up shows how the landings and treads are tightly housed more than three inches into the tree/column to meet part of the engineering for this incredibly solid stair.

45. Bowling Green, Kentucky Spiral
This spiral with wider treads is built to access a children's playroom.

44. Bowling Green, Kentucky Spiral
Also a gentler rise of 7-9/16" instead of the typical 8-1/2" average.

43. Bowling Green, Kentucky Spiral
The unique custom step down landing with matching dovetail balusters.

42. Spiral
This custom spiral features Adirondack style railing. The spiral itself is built to fit tight to a 61-3/4" diameter 1/2 round wall with the first two treads outside the 1/2 round with a finish floor to floor height of 107-1/16" with a gentle rise per tread of 8-1/4". To gain more elevation a landing or landings could be added.
41. Spiral
The meticulous and clean hand peeling brings out the warm color of theses laurel branches.The balusters are not simply finish nailed or drywall screwed together. They are tenon into the rail along with assisted modern fastening techniques.
40. Spiral
Included is a solid 34" x 34" x 4-1/2" thick matching upper landing, a section of upper matching guard rail, the entire stair since photo has been clear coated with 3 coats and is ready to ship.

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39. Three Story Spiral - Section 1
What do these three flights of stairs have in common?
38. Three Story Spiral - Section 2
...They all have the same column!
37. Three Story Spiral - Section 3
Having this three story spiral in three sections makes for an easy install with the roof on.
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36. Greenville, Mississippi Spiral
Standard uniform Pine Newel Post scribed tightly into the bottom tread.
35. Greenville, Mississippi Spiral
An optional flared root base newel post with character for our cheerful friends in Mississippi
34. Greenville, Mississippi Spiral
For added head room a custom landing also showing optional column extending to the ceiling.
33. United Kingdom Spiral
This is a shop photo of one of three spirals before they flew in a jumbo jet to our friend in the United Kingdom.
32. United Kingdom Spiral
This finished photo shows one of the other spirals installed in one of the "Tree Houses" in the Sherwood Forest.
31. United Kingdom Spiral
This view shows a close up of the center column rising up to the ceiling as this stair makes its way to the master bedroom suite.
30. United Kingdom Spiral
This photo shows the treads perfectly housed and securely fastened into the center column and also showing the subtle downstand detail to meet the 100mm space between tread code in the UK.
29. United Kingdom Spiral
This alternate view shows this beautiful stair as it opens up with the clean open look of the stainless steel balusters.
28. United Kingdom Spiral
This photo shows the let in stainless steel rib detail while walking down this beautiful spiral.
27. Lakeland, Florida Spiral
We recently built this 91" diameter custom Spiral for our new friends in Lakeland Florida.
26. Lakeland, Florida Spiral
We love the striking balance of the natural patina of the balusters and the hand carved beetle kill treads.
25. Lakeland, Florida Spiral
The large custom treads make descending almost twelve feet safe and relaxing for all ages.
24. Lakeland, Florida Spiral
Our client choose beautiful natural weathered branch for the balusters adding a rustic touch.
23.Lakeland, Florida Spiral
We made the flair root base newel post to follow along the existing wall and match the column.
22. Lakeland, Florida Spiral
Our clients chose larger treads with a short rise for there six kids to safely access the pool room.
21. Side View of Spiral
This side view of the spiral shows the metal twig railing with hand forged leaves. This spiral was made to replace the existing ladder that accessed the loft.
20. Front View of Spiral
This spiral has a 52" diameter and optional flared root base center column for our client on a quiet island in Washington.We also made a one piece custom triangular landing for easy attachment in the existing cabin.
19. View Walking Down Spiral
This view shows that all exposed ends of the metal twig railing are to the outside of the staircase for saftey purposes.
18. View of Metal Rail
This view shows how no two branches are the same in this finely crafted custom metal railing.
17. Close-up of Metal Rail
This close up shows the bark effect steel and a leaf with a clear finish on the raw steel.
16. Code Conforming
We check every aspect of our stairs to ensure that they are code conforming. This photo shows the 4" sphere test.
15. Spiral
Log spiral stairs as a work of art – StairMeister Log Works of Ft. Lupton, CO was one of only eighty artists selected to participate in the annual Southwest Design Conference held in Santa Fe, NM.
14. Whimsical carving detail
StairMeister Log Works is best known for the company’s log artistry, design, and creativity. An example shown here- cub paw prints leading to a custom carved bear perched atop of the center column.
13. Custom Hand Carved Bear Focal Point With Hand Gouged Center Column
StairMeister Log Works was the only stair company in the country to appear in this event. We chose to display what the company is nationally recognized for, a one-of-a-kind spiral stair with twig rail.
12. Our Signature Spiral Stair
A 96" diameter spiral with our hand dovetailed balusters into the treads. We can custom build any stair in 1" diameter increments.
11. Spiral with Hammered Steel Balusters
This photo was taken while the stair was being installed. This stair has pine treads and 7/8" hammered steel balusters. As seen in the picture, we also provided the hammered steel balusters and guard rail for the loft in the house.
10. Spiral - 72" Diameter - 12 Tread
This is a recent spiral that we completed in the fall of 2008 for our valued customers in Fox Park, Wyoming. The center column, treads and hand dovetailed balusters are made out of lodge pole pine.
9. The “Phoenix” S-108 With Log Knee Braces
The oversized massive log steps cantilever from the center column receive additional strength in support from exquisite log knee braces.

 

8. The Timber with Steel S-65
This spiral staircase exudes a contemporary appearance through: Douglas Fir treads, hammered steel balusters, and a top rail fashioned from cherry wood. S- cherry top rail. (As featured in LUXE magazine)
7. The “Sun West” S-96
This stair features a grandiose flared root base center column. Also featured is a complentary curved guard rail for the round stairwell.
6. Spiral
This outstanding one of a kind staircase in Santa Cruz is the result of the collaborative efforts set forth by an inspired architect and a team of highly skilled and imaginative log stairway building professionals.
5. Constructed Around "Massive Redwoods"
Inspired by the grandeur of surrounding coastal Cedars and Redwoods, this staircase invites the organic sensations of nature indoors.
4. Expansive Treads of Douglas Fir Timber
The accommodating treads, which measure nearly 2’ wide and 4’ across, are hand crafted from old growth Douglas Fir Timbers reclaimed from a 1880’s vintage railroad trestle.
3. Ranch Spiral
StairMeister Log Works was commissioned to create a custom spiral stair to transition into a floating landing. This staircase was later featured in the tasteful “LUXE” magazine.
2. Ranch Spiral
Another view of the previous stair pictured. This stair was built for a unique stair and situation for our clients in Silverthorne, CO.
1. Ranch Spiral
Custom straight run into a spiral is supported by hidden steel within the stringers to keep the clean detail of the log work.  With a "Snow Man" style hand rail.

StairMeïster Log Works
7606 County Rd 10, Ft. Lupton, CO 80621
Phone: (303) 440-2994 Fax: (303) 655-1644. For a brochure email info@stairmeisterlogworks.com
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