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A Treatise on Stairbuilding and Handrailing William Mowat

A Treatise on Stairbuilding and Handrailing

William Mowat

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This classic includes 382 diagrams and illustrations, and is organized as follows:PrefacePart I. StairbuildingChapter I. General Remarks and Preliminary DefinitionsChapter II. Observations on the Designing and Planning of StairsChapter III.MoreThis classic includes 382 diagrams and illustrations, and is organized as follows:PrefacePart I. StairbuildingChapter I. General Remarks and Preliminary DefinitionsChapter II. Observations on the Designing and Planning of StairsChapter III. Construction of Straight StairsChapter IV. Construction of Quarter-Turn Newelled Stair, Winders at the StartingChapter V. Half-Turn Newelled StairsChapter VI. Construction of Half-Turn Geometrical StairsChapter VII. Construction of Half-Turn Geometrical Stairs (Continued).Chapter VIII. Construction of Stairs for Passenger ShipsChapter IX. Construction of Stairs for Passenger Ships (continued). Side-Flight StairsChapter X. Construction of Circular Stairs for Passenger ShipsChapter XI. Miscellaneous Illustrations of Stair Startings and Balustrades—Characteristic Examples of Newel Staircases of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.Part II. Handrailing. Theoretical and PracticalChapter XII. Remarks and DefinitionsChapter XIII. Determination of Face Moulds and BevelsChapter XIV. The Way to Make a Quarter-Circle WreathChapter XV. Quarter-Circle Wreath for Stair With Winders in the Quarter SpaceChapter XVI. Wreath at Top of Circular Stair (Rising From Rake to Level).Chapter XVII. Complex Cases of Wreaths. (Easings Formed on the Wreath Pieces)Chapter XVIII. System of Handrailing by Normal SectionsChapter XIX. Further Considerations Respecting the System by Normal SectionsPart III. Stone StairsChapter XX. General Details of ConstructionChapter XXI. Construction of Spiral and Elliptic StairsChapter XXII. Terrace Stair With Stone Balustrade