Have you ever wondered how a shop built staircase is brought into its new home? Depending on the design of the space and the stair itself, there are many approaches - to include site assembly, carrying the stair into the residence in a few pieces and joined together, or a fully assembled drop in through the roof. The latter is definitely the most dramatic and exciting! We are thrilled to share this video of a recent stair installation that took place in California, filmed by KAA Design, the project architects. The installation was planned thoroughly in advance by our skilled technical team and in collaboration with the contractor on the project, Shawn Nelson Builders. We are so pleased with the entire process and grateful to KAA Design for putting together this cool video! Watch and enjoy!
At NK Woodworking & Design we have the thrill of participating in exciting, sculptural staircases throughout the nation. Just recently we packed up and shipped a large circular stair across the country and began installation. Even in the packing of stair stringers and early installation the geometric curves and sculptural details hold an artistic appeal that is picture-worthy.
This is a sneak-peek of a monumental stair design that is the result of collaboration in design, planning and implementation between our lead designer, our awesome team of craftsmen and the project architect and contractor. Stay tuned for more pics!
Founder of NK Woodworking & Design, Nathie Katzoff, was honored this past July by Woodworking Network in the 2016 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Awards. This is an achievement worth celebrating! He is a driving force in the industry, melding creativity and artistic vision with craftsmanship and function. He has won multiple awards for his unique stair designs since 2013 and continues to create one-of-a-kind designs that push boundaries in the industry.
Stay tuned for more cool creations to come from NKW in 2017! And thank you Woodworking Network for taking notice!
NK Woodworking, under Nathie's creative eye, reinvented the look and feel of this lakefront home. The elegance, use of materials, and creativity of this piece of Architectural Art make it a joy to come home to every day. We so enjoyed working with the home-owners and at this lovely location!
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Custom Exterior Remodel Design by Nathie Katzoff: Entryway Door and Awning in Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Sapele with Forged Copper Details; Handcrafted Trim on all Windows & Fascia Details in Alaskan Yellow Cedar & Sapele; Custom Garage Doors in Sapele, Cherry, Art Glass & Forged Copper
On any one project coming out of NK Woodworking & Design you may see a multitude of textures, colors and materials. Such as forged steel, copper and bronze; custom art glass; or domestic and exotic hardwoods - all with emphasis on the beauty of the natural grain or texture of the material. This cut-out below is part of an exterior remodel project we designed and fabricated for a residence on Ames Lake, WA. that includes hand formed art glass, forged and patinaed copper, and various hardwoods (Walnut, Sapele & Cherry).
A Modern take on a Classical Stair Design by Nathie Katzoff and the team at NK Woodworking. This project was a staircase remodel, consisting of blackened Bronze, Figured Maple, Black Walnut and Sapele treads. Nathie brought his creative flair to the box tread and newel post that makes this a truly sculptural stair.
This organic, art deco stair design by Nathie Katzoff of NK Woodworking incorporates Curly Maple, Black Walnut and Sapele Mahogany hardwoods with forged steel balustrade and detailing. This stair design is truly functional art, as well as a perfect fit with both the overall look and feel of the home and the surrounding environment. Every detail in this stair and rail design was considered: From choosing wood materials for beauty of its grain and color to the joinery and interactions between parts. We truly enjoyed creating this lovely piece of art!
Location: Suncadia, Cascade Mountains, Washington
5 1/2 feet long in Sapele Mahogany, this is a lovely version of the Lotus design.
When walking though the shop at NK Woodworking & Design you will be a witness to masterful craftsmanship working on artistic creations that are sculptural in form. The shapes and grains of finished pieces are silkily soft to the touch, with the most beautiful lines and patterns to gaze upon.
Sapele Mahogany twisted rail design - custom carving in action! This piece is part of a much larger exterior railing that will incorporate Sapale, Yellow Cedar and Bronze.
Coming out of the shop this month we have two unique takes on modern stair designs! New Traditions Staircase is a blend of Blackened Bronze and Sapele Mahogany with European style block treads. The balustrade and newel post on this stair showcase the lovely contrast of the two materials.
NK Woodworking's Steel Ribbon Stair is primarily Blackened Steel, with a continuous Steel Ribbon for treads and a contemporary horizontal balustrade. Maple hardwood is used for the custom arced stringer and the handrail, creating a nice contrast in both color and natural grain between the two materials.
We are building a portfolio of one-of-a-kind doors for both interior and exterior uses. Here are a couple for you to feast your eyes upon - one is a double-sided live edge design of English Walnut; the other combines Figured Maple, Black Walnut and a custom piece of art glass for the window (Glass by Mark Olsen of Unique Art Glass).
These doors are both for interior uses in a very special home. They are great examples of grabbing opportunities to be creative throughout a home and maximizing the potential of texture and beauty the materials offer.
Just completed - this adjustable table for a Seattle home - to be used as a card table, a small dining table, and a showpiece! Black Walnut with White Oak inlays on the tabletop; a White Oak and Stainless Steel detail make up the very unique base design.
Installation is in progress for this Figured Maple and Peruvian Walnut custom stair design with blackened bronze details. Here are some snapshots of rail parts before leaving the shop and the installation on site. We are loving the darkness of these Peruvian Walnut treads contrasting with the Maple stringers. Check it out!