Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Fluting - Stairway Design And Shape

Fluting would be any groove that runs parallel to another grove, creating a multiple parallel groove design, on a piece of wood or other building materials. The picture below, provides you with an excellent example of a fluted box newel.

Wood workers have been using routers and even chisels to create these wonderful designs, for centuries. I've always thought that they provide a rich architectural detail to any boxed newels, shaped newels, balusters and even banisters.

Fluting is also popular among other types of wood trim that's used around your house and stairway. Recently we just installed fluted wood trim around or doorways and it looks nice.


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