DIY Modern Country Staircase

I was naive about the cost of stairs, I thought they were like $1000 and even forgot to include it in our original budget. I originally wanted the open style steps that have an iron frame with thick timber steps. Something like that starts at around $15,000. Needless to say I didn’t get what I wanted but we are happy with the result. Also, Brent didn’t want to do this job but I sort of made him. Sorry Brent.

Another oversight I had was that you need to pick out your flooring before you order your stairs. I thought we were going to have oak floors but we ultimately went with Maple. It’s not a huge deal but you can tell the grain difference.

We kept the staircase a natural colour but used finishing wax to seal the raw wood.

Cost Breakdown

Red Oak stairs $4504

Black Iron Balusters $442

Maple Posts and Handrail $1187

Total: $6133

Sources

*We bought through Home Hardware but they don’t have an online store. We also got a better price than what is listed on Rona.

Colonial Elegance Maple Square Newel Zen – 4” x 44” – Natural, here.

Colonial Elegance Maple “Zen” Half Newel, here.

Colonial Elegance “Zen” Straight baluster for horizontal section, here.

Colonial Elegance “Zen” Stair section straight baluster, here.

Finishing Wax, here.

Brent working away.
Budget diy staircase!
Staircase from the landing. We still need to take off the protective covers but we are not ready to finish it just yet.