Custom Stairs

Some of Artur’s favorite jobs are the ones that require the most detailed and custom work. His love for this type of work shows!

Check out the stairs that he recently rebuilt and finished for some clients in the Bryant neighborhood of Seattle.  The original stairs were made from plywood.  He took out everything and rebuilt them with red oak wood.

 

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Stunning no?  He’s my husband and I’ve seen tons of his work both for our home and his clients, but I continue to be in complete awe of his craftsmanship and the artist that he his.  If only we could duplicate him!!

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Young House Love Hardwoods

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One of my favorite home improvement and design blogs, Young House Love, just wrote an awesome post about adding hardwood floors to their home to match the existing hardwoods and then staining and refinishing approximately all 1300 sq/ft of them.

It’s an excellent post about the process of having your floors refinished.  Our process is very similar to that of the company that did theirs.  They talk about the time it took, to the cost and some of the headaches of having to move out for a few days.  They also talk about how it was so worth it!  

Check it out!

 

Planeta Works is Expanding!

Planeta Works is now licensed as a general contractor.  In addition to making your hardwoods gorgeous, we can also now help with your remodeling projects.

For those of you who know Artur and his work, you know that his abilities and skill set reach beyond hardwood floors.  His European training shines through in his craftsmanship, attention to detail, work ethic, honesty and commitment to clients.  He is the ultimate problem solver and thoughtfully devotes himself fully to each project.

Call us for a free estimate!

The photo below is of a kitchen remodel Artur did.  You can see all before and after photos here.

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Kitchen Remodel

Read below for some recent client feedback on Artur, his skills and his quality of work.

“Artur did great work for us and even went the extra mile in correcting the stair forms that were built incorrectly by our GC. There were some challenging installation components w/ our particular job and he never once seemed upset or frustrated by it. He just went about the business of solving the problems and getting us the best result possible.”                         – Aaron ~ Crown Hill, Seattle

“We are so pleased with the floors. They are just beautiful. We are also so thrilled that we chose Artur to do this work. We’ve had huge problems with our general contractor and it was such a blessing and relief for us to work with Artur. I know it sounds kinda funny to be so impressed with someone because they followed thru with exactly what they said they’d do in the timeline they promised but we haven’t had much of that over the last year. He is an honest and respectful hard worker. Just all around awesome, but you know that. ;)”                                                 – Sarah ~ Crown Hill, Seattle

Beautiful Prefinished Solid Hardwoods

Planeta Works is now proud to represent prefinished hardwoods from Allwood here in the greater Seattle area. Based out of Portland, OR, Allwood offers beautiful, high-quality, solid prefinished hardwoods and bamboo in a variety of species, widths and finishes.

Please give us a call to get a free quote and view samples.  Our pricing is extremely competitive and our customer service and reputation are unmatched.

Timeless Hardwoods

Hardwoods are a large (but worthy) investment in your home.  You want them to stand the test of time.

Here are two links to some fantastic advice to read if you are in the process of choosing what style and color of hardwoods you want to install in your house.

http://www.mariakillam.com/the-new-timeless-hardwood-floor/http://www.mariakillam.com/docs/TimelessHardwoodFloorMay.pdf

 

 

Stairs

Stairs are tricky.  The installation and refinishing of stairs merits its own chapter in the book of hardwood flooring work.  To do them well, they require a lot more labor, time, precision and craftsmanship than most general floor refinishing.  For these reasons, stair work tends to be more costly and not every hardwood flooring company does them.

Planeta Works does hardwood stair work and does it well.  Artur is an expert in refinishing stairs and in the more custom work of installing brand new stairs.

Here are some fun examples of some of the stair installation and finishing work Planeta Works has done.

Below are photos of some new custom fir treads Artur cut, installed and finished at a house in Ballard.  He also installed and finished the ledge you see just above the stairs.
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These stairs in a Bellevue home originally had carpet.  The owners of the house wanted the stairs to match the rest of the flooring in the house.  Artur cut, installed and finished new custom american cherry stair treads, risers and two landings.

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In this lovely, historic home in Ravenna, Artur refinished the original fir treads, risers and landing, getting rid of the old dark stain and modernizing the house to get it ready to sell.

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The new owners of this Kirkland condo wanted the carpet gone and had us install, stain and finish new oak treads and risers on their stairway.

Carpeted Stairs

Carpeted Stairs

New installation of wide-board oak with a grayish stain.

New installation of wide-board oak with a grayish stain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some other terms you might hear surrounding stair work are, stair return and skirt board. These are finishing pieces and are most often needed when the stairs are not enclosed by a wall or to continue a baseboard feature down the stairway.  Planeta Works is experienced in installing and recommending these important finishing details.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to have us come give you a free estimate.

Rosemary from Capitol Hill Says…

“We just had the hardwood floor in our downstairs rec room redone with a complete sanding, staining and Swedish finish and the results are really fabulous.  If you need any wood flooring redone I would recommend Planeta Works at 206-250-4311 for a truly professional effort.  Also it was painless — code for little or no dust, fast and efficient work, high quality craftsmanship.”  Rosemary – Capitol Hill

Thank you for your business and your referral, Rosemary!  It was a pleasure working for you.  – Artur and Jennifer