March 09, 2016 2 min read

Demand an audience and direct sightlines up to your beautifully designed staircase with the addition of a starting step. A starting step will transform the look and presence of your staircase and take it from simple to grand.

A starting step is a great way to enhance your overall existing stairway structure with the addition of only one part. offers both double-ended and single-ended starting steps in American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, and other species by request.

Many other companies will charge extra for starter steps and limit the kinds of wood they will work with. This isn’t the case for We include the curved molding for no extra charge and our craftsmen will work with any material by request.

Before choosing your starting step there are a few things to consider. It is important to know which newel post you intend to mount on it. The standard-sized starting step is usually used with an over-the-post balustrade system and most often utilizes a volute, meaning the post will sit on top of the step instead of being incorporated into the structure. Larger starting steps look best when a prominent box newel is built in conjunction with the piece, enhancing the look of the banister and making the first step truly stand out.

If you aren’t replacing your entire staircase and would like to just replace the starter step, we can create a curved starter step at your request with the original materials used to build your stairs.

Whether you are interested in replacing your entire staircase, or you would just like to enhance the features of your existing structure, offers quality, hand-crafted, American-made starter steps that will transform your simple staircase into a grand structure that is sure to impress.

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