Solid Honduras mahogany treads, tread moldings, newel posts and hand railings. Stairs, newel posts, hand rail and balusters designed, fabricated and installed by James R Dean.

Newel posts and balusters hand turned by American Wood Column Brooklyn, New York.

Antique English Oak tread curved stair designed, fabricated and installed by James R Dean.
Metal balustrade designed, fabricated, and installed by Schwartz's Forge and Metalworks.

Ridgefield - Solid mahogany balustrade designed, fabricated, and installed by James R Dean on existing stairs built by others.

All handrail fabricated in the shop using the tangent method drawings for the entire job. Accuracy to within one degree.
Custom hand wood turnings of newel posts and balusters by American Wood Column, Brooklyn NY.

Solid hard maple stairs, solid cherry newels and stair railings, poplar balusters designed fabricated and installed by James R Dean.

All handrail fabricated with the one plane tangent method of hand rail development.

Ramada Inn

Fly Creek

A tight staircase to solve a limited space situation. Red oak treads with white pine structure. Round solid mahogany handrail built with the traditional tangent method of drawing for the face molds. Round horizontal framing under stair makes it easy to wire mesh and plaster. Round tapered slim balusters. Design, fabrication and installation by James R Dean.

Montauk

Scarsdale

Chelsea

Solid white oak stairs, newel posts, balusters and hand railings fabricated and installed by James R Dean.
Designed by Robert AM Stern.

Norwood

Solid mahogany handrail fabricated with the tangent method. Custom balusters designed specifically for their position under the hand rail on stairs built by others. Design and installation by James R Dean. Custom balusters by others.

Chestnut Ridge

South Hill

Solid mahogany newel post, stair railings and balusters designed, fabricated and installed by James R Dean.
All twisted curved handrail developed with the tangent system of stair rail development drawings. 
Newel posts and balusters turned by Boston Turning Works.

This work is an exact match reproduction of late 1800s stairs and balustrades destroyed by fire.
Antique heart pine stairs, solid cherry newel posts, handrail and balusters fabricated and installed by James R Dean. 
Newel post turnings by American Wood Column Brooklyn, New York. Wood carving by Carole Halle Brooklyn, New York.
All design work and specifications by others.

Harlem

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Ridgefield

Elliptical staircase with solid American Black Cherry treads, moldings, newel post, balusters and stair rail designed, fabricated and installed by James R Dean. 

Chelsea - Solid walnut handrail cap, steel structure wood cladding and solid walnut trim fabricated and installed by James R Dean.
Stair design, steel structure, metal balustrade, steel fabrication and steel installation by Schwartz's Forge and Metalworks.

Round solid mahogany handrail on glass balustrades and walls, fabricated and installed by James R Dean.
Glass by others.

Morris

Delhi

Hoboken

Sutton Place - Solid Honduras mahogany handrail cap fabricated and installed by James R Dean.
Ornamental metal balustrade designed, fabricated and installed by Schwartz's Forge and Metalworks.
Stairs by others

Custom made solid American Black Walnut curved stair railings and hand railings fabricated by James R Dean for existing stairs built by others. Field measurements taken by James R Dean and entire the stair railing including custom volutes were made in the shop using the one plane tangent method of handrailing drawings. There were no forms or any on site work. Accuracy to within one degree. Installation and balusters by contractor.

Hastings

Hoboken - Solid quarter sawn white oak stairs and balustrades to match existing one floor below. Solid white oak newel posts, balusters, handrail, paneling designed, fabricated, and installed by James R Dean. 
Custom hand wood turnings by American Wood Column, Brooklyn NY.

Sutton Place