Since centuries, timber is accepted as universal material for stairs. However, the concept we have today has been totally remodeled. Unlike early days, you can see different materials used in staircase design, like glass, steel, aluminium, stones tiles, etc. But the charm that lies in timber cannot be matched by any other material. While, timber offers unparallel beauty, it can be an odd piece in the house if not chosen appropriately. Here are few things about timber step that you should know before you make your choice for design:
Timber species greatly differ in their characteristics. One wood type that is suitable for kitchen furniture may not be appropriate for living room furniture. Say, Brush Box is suitable for treads and risers, but is inappropriate for strings, balusters and newels. Timber types may not cost you too high if you go for quality, unless you opt for something exclusively exotic. If possible you can check out the wood samples at staircase design stores that are commercially used for this purpose.
Before making your choice why not look at the type of wood used in your furniture? You can harmonize or match rest of the wooden item with stairs in terms of their pattern and design. They naturally differ in grain patterns and color that are easier to match by carpenters.
By learning parts and terms you will be able to describe your requirements and will also help you understand about what you are ordering. Often people don’t order to make entire stair but ask for parts. Unless you know about the related terms how will you explain salesman what do you want? Also without knowledge you will be unable to negotiate the quotation marked by different vendors.