Attached please find a photo of my completed project. One side is mounted into the studs and the other side is clad with Red Oak. I had a welder come to help me fabricate the railings out of T-bars I purchased from a local industrial metal store. I also ran cable wires through the posts to complete the contemporary look I was going for.
For the treads I used Ikea butcher block counter tops and cut them to size.
I saved over $6,000 since this job was DIY.
I am very happy with the finished product.
– Vince Li, California