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Upgrade wood on stair treads/railing - $1000+?!!!

17 years ago


I have just gotten a price from the estimator for my builder telling me that it will cost more than $1,000+ extra to upgrade my stair treads to Brazilian Cherry and my handrails (balausters will be iron) to Mahogany.

The standard option is White Oak.

Does this seem high, or is it reasonable? The stairway is curved, but not large, and the railing is along the stairway, and then also on a loft overlooking the Great Room.

I can see ALL the wood costing $1,000, but it seems high to me for the upgrade to be $1,000 over and above. Maybe I am just clueless?


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