The past two afternoons we have been up to M.Chaboisson's atelier to keep up to date with how our staircase is progressing.
On Monday afternoon the contremarches were being cut and and the final set of marches being shaped. The precision is amazing...
fit into the infamous noyau
We were also pleased to see that our handrails have been formed. These are looking lovely - all graceful curves and flowing lines.
Once all the pices are cut, sanded, and the fitting checked, they will be dismantled and bought to the house to be contructed. I think that's how it goes, anyway - I can't see how they can put it together in the factory and install it in one lump. Then again, I am no expert!
When we were leaving we asked the receptionist at the atelier if she knew when the staircase was being installed. She said she thought Thursday or Friday - but no!! She rang this morning at just gone 8.00 to say they will be down immediately to demolish the old staircase this morning..
...and start erecting the new one this afternoon. Wooohoooo!