September 7, 2021
September is an interesting month. Traditionally associated with "back to school," it also has the distinction of being Baby Safety Month, National Home Furnishings Month, and Shameless Promotion Month. We're tackling each of these specialty celebrations to show you how L.J. Smith ties in!
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August 24, 2021
BASEMENT STAIRWAY COMBINES WOOD AND METAL FOR APPEALING TRANSITIONAL LOOK
For homeowners and experienced DIYers Jamie and Jamison Rantz, a mixture of Hickory and iron proved the winning combination for their basement stairway. Following the popular trend of mixing woods and metals in the home, the Rantz family got exactly what they wanted --- a transitional look that's not too modern and not too traditional.
August 10, 2021
FINGER JOINTED CRAFTSMEN
Add together end-to-end all the finger-jointed material made in just one year by Bill Blanchard, Dave Sell, and Chuck Woods, and you could go from Portland, Maine to Vancouver, Canada. Located at our L.J. Smith company headquarters in Bowerston, Ohio, each of the men fabricates finger jointed rail stock. Together, they've been making this important stairway component for decades.
July 16, 2021
SPRING 2021 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE REVEAL -- ASHLEY WILSON
Every year, Novo Building Products participates as a sponsor in the One Room Challenge. This event features 20 designers that take up the challenge of renovating or redesigning a room in their home over the course of 8 weeks. Each week, the audience receives an update on their social media about the progress of the room, along with the products they are using.
June 2, 2021
NEW CONCEALED IRON BALUSTER INSTALLATION KIT
Creating a clean, on-trend look when replacing or installing balusters just got easier. L.J. Smith® Stair Systems has introduced a new Concealed Iron Baluster Installation Kit, making it simpler for builders, remodelers, contractors, and even homeowners tackling a DIY project of installing half-inch hollow square iron balusters.
March 15, 2021
THE MADISON PROJECT - JEAN STOFFER
Last year, L.J. Smith had the opportunity to partner with Jean Stoffer Design to revive the staircase in the historic Madison home in downtown Grand Rapids. Taking on the Madison home was no small feat, even for a well-versed professional designer like Lean Stoffer, and the L.J. team was excited to join her on her renovation journey.
June 7, 2018
SPRING IS A GREAT TIME FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS
With winter behind us and spring is now in the air, it's time to take a good long look at your home and consider what upgrades can be made. Spring is an ideal time to think about home remodeling projects and make necessary changes to your home...
May 8, 2018
NEW METAL NEWEL CAPS AND FLAT BAR BALUSTERS
Get ready ... we're giving you more great product options to set your stair systems apart! L.J. Smith now offers Metal Newel Caps and Flat Bar Balusters that support the modern styles of stair systems gaining popularity in today's marketplace...
March 7, 2018
ST. JUDE DREAM HOME FEATURES L.J. SMITH STAIR SYSTEMS
When Jeremie Price, President of JB Millworks, was asked to participate in the St. Jude Dream Home project he didn't hesitate. And, when he needed a vendor partner to supply a showcase stair system for the fundraiser home, he also didn't hesitate. He contracted L.J. Smith Stair Systems. "Our family-owned and operated company..."