This rural Willamette Valley barn hosts a lovely upstairs split level apartment. The short stair servicing the upper level needed to be dressed up and made safe. We designed stair skirts with access doors on each side. The railing was designed to echo the agricultural setting as well as match the existing fine maple cabinetry. Each of the rails is mortised through the Newel Post. Plain steel bolts and malleable washers round out the look.