2022 WFOY: Best Staircase

WoodWright Hardwood Floor Company | Dallas, Texas

Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company Staircase Photo

Photos Courtesy of WoodWright Hardwood Floor Company

Entries in this category include all types of staircase projects, and are judged by Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association. Submissions may include new installations or overlays, in either a residential or commercial application.

This year’s winning staircase took Rick Farrell of Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company more than two months to manufacture, and another four weeks to install.

“The design team wanted 6” beam treads in a very contemporary style. We produced an engineered floor plank with a 4-millimeter lamella resawn from our edge grain treads. The sample was made accidentally using rift and quarter-sawn white oak, which inadvertently produced a plain sawn butcher block effect that the architect loved,” explains Farrell. “The hollow box tread components were installed over an elaborate steel structure incorporating a massive steel shoe to house the glass railing. We custom fabricated and shop-finished more than 100 treads as well as solid nosings and flooring.”

Detail of Finish Process: Shop finished through Woodwright’s small UV line.

Woodright Hardwood Floor Company Staircase Photo 2Wood Type: Engineered, Other
Flooring Finish: Sealers, Aluminum Oxide Finish, and Satin Sheen Topcoats
Finish Sheen: 10 – Satin
Species: White Oak
Mixed Media: Aluminum Inlay Strips
Pattern: Linear Grain Edge Grain

Click on the links below to learn more about that floor, the other category winners, and to see a showcase of all projects entered into the contest. And be sure to check out upcoming episodes of the NWFA Wood Talk podcast, as Brett Miller, VP of technical standards, training, and certification, will have in-depth discussions with WFOY winners about their projects.

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