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Originally posted by NNEECE
reply to post by predator0187
Do a little research your behind the times.... This is an article from 2007: www.snopes.com...
"dowels or wooden pegs actually strengthen critical joints because, unlike iron nails or screws, the pegs expand and contract under varying weather conditions at the same rate as the surrounding wood."
Originally posted by AnnieMaine
There is an article on the Snopes site about the stairs that say the legend is false. The wood is spruce. And it does have a center support because the inner wood stringer has such as narrow radius, it acts almost like a solid pole. Also the outer stringer is connected to one of the columns that supports the loft. So it apparently is not such a mystery; however, it is a very beautiful staircase.
Originally posted by CordDragonzord
I want to eat these stairs, is that normal?
Why can't a mysterious man come up to me and build me a house that defies logic!?