New Stairs to the Beach (aka The Pink House)

Cayucos Beach Staircase

Replacing an old staircase from a Cayucos house down to the beach

An on-site stairs fabrication, with my welding shop close by, and all my portable welding gear in full swing. The California Coastal Commission regulations say an owner can’t wholly replace a stairway to the beach, instead the existing one must be repaired or abandoned altogether. [Read more...]

Spiral Stair

Spiral Stair

Spiral stairs are great for accessing different levels where space for a conventional stair system is dear.  Each stair is carefully designed for accessibility, top and bottom, and durability.  On the beach, where corrosion is such an issue, we opted for galvanized steel, which was then primed and painted.  A crane was used to lift the stair over the house and lower it into place.


 

Stainless Beach Stairs

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The client’s old wooden steps were washed away in a storm, so the lower section here was made of aluminum.  There’s a single wheel, buried in the sand here, to enable the owner to wheel it up to the sea wall and hoist it over.  The permanent upper steps and landing are made of stainless steel.  No paint was used, hence the lightly burnished look.

Beach Steps

Beach Steps

All aluminum, this stair is designed to be easily lifted and carried to higher ground once the winter storms set in.  Many folks have lost theirs! [Read more...]

Aluminum Stairs

Aluminum Stairs

.Here’s another easy-t-pull stair.  The diamond-plate treads are safest for sure footing, and can be augmented with a grit that’s added during the painting process.