Monday, 12 November 2012

Now THIS is a craft...

Step into my other, real world.  And the workshop of the real craftsman chez Dunnit.  This monster of a job is taking up a lot of time and the customer is erm, taking up a lot of time, but look at it. Solid oak, to be finished with a simple non gloss seal.  Simple, beautiful.  Brilliant.   Mr Dunnit, bless his modest heart, can't see that.  All he can see is the dinosaur that this job has turned into.  It's making him fret that he's neglecting others and I feel for him.  It's great fun, having a staircase that not only splits in two, but leads to nowhere.  Although he was the only one brave enough to run up and down the stairs.  It's only slotted together and not tethered to anything.  You understand of course, that I felt it improper to be the weight test for solid oak components...if I lost...the components aren't numbered and I don't think I know how to put them back together!

Mr Dunnit's head is not deliberately cut off.  he's modest, but really,this is just rubbish photography!








51 comments:

Lisa-Jane said...

Now THAT is beautiful, just my cup of tea.

Helen said...

What a beautiful, beautiful, staircase. Mr Dunnit is a superstar and a master craftsman. Even without a head...

mark gould said...

stunning

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow how fab is that staircase! Take care Zo xx

Laurie said...

that is amazing, wonderful craftsman that headless man!!

Annie said...

Beautiful....what talent.
Hugs,
A x

Keren Howell said...

That's the work of a master craftsman, just beautiful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow now that is amazing, oh I would love a staircase like this. Your hubby s one talented gentleman. Tracy x

Anneliese said...

Now really this is a staircase !!!! Praise him, praise him!

Crafty Lark said...

Now that is what I call a staircase - beautiful work so please let him know. xx Flora

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful - yes, a work of art. I should have a staircase like that in my life ... I want one ... I need one! Mr D should not be so modest - he's a craftsman through and through. Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

Now that's what I call a staircase to Heaven! Be rightly proud.
Hugs Mrs A.

Regina Hamilton said...

That is beautiful. Your hubby is one talented man.

Andrea said...

what a stunning staircase its a work of art what a talented hubby you have you must be proud its awesome i would love to own something that beautiful ...I can dream !x

TAM said...

What a fabulous piece of work - that's why he is called a "craftsman"

Queen Lightwell said...

Wow! Even in black and white you can tell that is a gorgeous staircase...what a craftsman. :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now all you need is a flowing ballgown so you can make a grand entrance like Scarlett O'Hara!
Clever Mr D, an unassuming but extremely talented craftsman :)
xxxx

Redanne said...

What an absolutely beautiful work of art created by a true craftsman - tis gorgeous! A x

RosA said...

Wow! That is superb!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW...a real big challenge. One of the hardest is steps. He's a Master of his craft. It is beautiful and it's that way because of the huge amount of detail. Congrats to him

RosC said...

Ooh Julia, I love this elegant staircase with turned posts and shapely curve. I understand about not wanting to be the testing body... I wouldn't either. Mind you Mr D is quite a slender feller but all muscle I bet.
See you tomorrow. Cheers,
Ros.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was simply blown away by this staircase. You know my love of real oak because every piece of furniture in my house is oak. This is one monster project, and Mr. D. sounds like my friend Scott, who climbs with ease into thin air, too.

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Buttons said...

Lucky you!! You've got Cinderella stairs to practice swishing up and down on!!! Dig out that ball gown and strut your stuff hun:) Hugs, Buttons x

Cardarian said...

This staircase - I would call it the most amazing work of art! Mr. Dunnit is defo an amazing craftsman! You must be very proud and happy to have such an amazing man!
Hugs,
Cardarian

triciasconfetti said...

That is a real work of art . What a truely talented man Mr Dunnit is.
x

Angie said...

Oh WOW ...I want to stroke it ...it is so gorgeous ....what an amazing piece of art...he is so talented. Make sure you take loads of arty shots ...a black and white piece in his office would say a thousand words about his talent to future clients. xx

Twiglet said...

I'm with Angie - I just want to pop round and run my hands over it - erm I mean the staircase of course!! Clever - totally brilliant craftsman. x Jo

Robin Spitzer said...

now, that's a staircase! one question, how in the heck are you,going to move that! Absolutely beautiful!

JoZart said...

I always admire similar craftsmanship when I see such wonderful staircases on Grand Designs. Maybe one day MrD will get a commission leading to TV fame. It is magnificent!
Jo x

Morti said...

Wowee!

and to think of the house that fits.....


Mister Dunnit Amazing... LOL

Kirsty.a said...

Do I understand aright? This is not being built in situ? The mind boggles

fairy thoughts said...

stairway to heaven?..... obviously not in Mr D's mind but it looks stunning, can't imagine what the rest of the house must look like
janet

Claireliz said...

I wish I had a house big enough to fit in a staircase like that, it's stunning Mr D is very talented!
C xx

misteejay said...

Wow. what an amazing piece of crafting...Mr D is one clever fella.

Toni xx

Di said...

OMG Julia - this is absolutely stunning. Having stroked the gorgeous rocking horse that Mr D made I shouldn't be surprised in the least - but I am blown away in any case!!

Hugs, Di xx

BJ said...

truely beautiful. BJ

House of Bears said...

Wow, now that is talented, building such a magnificent staircase, and all without the aid of a head. Well done

Love from the bears

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

It's beautiful and reminds me of the stairs in the Loreto chapel which did not have a central column and no nails were used. If you like drama and miracles, here's a link: http://www.salvemariaregina.info/Martyrologies/Stairs%20of%20St.%20Joseph.html
But if you prefer the truth: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_mysterious_staircase15.htm

Patsy from
HeARTworks

Neesie said...

A headless talented craftsman who can produce a beautiful piece of art! Now that's unique ;D
I love wood especially oak and that staircase is stunning.
You must be so proud of him.
You will let us see it once it's in situ won't you?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, what beautiful workmanship. mr Dunnit sure is talented!

butterfly said...

Astoundingly beautiful - a real masterpiece in wood!
Alison x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Now I'm speechless.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You didn't really believe that, did you, hun? That is A. Maz. Ing. I hope you are taking photos every day of the journey to the finish and making up a "coffee table" book when it's done. That curve defies sense. What a splendid talent that man has in those hands.

(I was reading the comments on my way down here - usually there are too many, altho nice for you - and I can't believe someone named Kirsty used "in situ" in her comment after I'd just used it in the other post. Don't you think that's weird?)

Paula Gale said...

Wow Julia

That indeed is real craftsmanship. It's the staircase one dreams of. Well, lucky lucky clients I say - well worth the wait.

He deserves some recognition for that stunning project. Well done Mr D!

Hugs

Paula x x x

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

WOW what a work of art

Jackie said...

Absolutely stunning. Oh to have a hallway to fit it :)

Angela Coles said...

incredible

Elaine said...

Wow - that looks fabulous and will no doubt look even better in the house it's built for. What a craftsman!!

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is beautiful, he is very talented.

Mary said...

Wow! I am impressed. Beautiful work.