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Re: Stairs
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 04:04:45 PM »
Last night he tore down the Sheetrock so he can see where to cut the wall down.



Here is the bastard beam that is in the way. He talked to the builder and knows how they fixed the situation in the other house (they are building yet another house like ours with the same exact elevation.  The other house like ours has a different elevation, I like ours better).


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Re: Stairs
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2012, 06:32:08 PM »
Here he framed out the stairs (I helped by putting the screws in on the outside wall with his cordless drill).



Now cutting down the wall.




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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2012, 07:43:27 PM »
I see he likes lots of structure and support on those treads.

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2012, 09:08:52 PM »
Awesome! Your hubs is so talented....
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Re: Stairs
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2012, 04:01:43 PM »
I would like to see another picture of your toes.  :naughty:

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2012, 04:18:23 PM »
I would like to see another picture of your toes.  :naughty:

No!  :p

He put blocks between the outside stringer and the wall framing.



Drilling into the foundation to secure the last three steps.



Made holes in my floor so no going back now.  :panic:



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The finished length of each step will be about 53" wide. Wider than average stairs but it is what it is.

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2012, 04:23:19 PM »
Are you keeping the Romeo and Juliet balcony?  It goes well with the 'castle' theme of the house.
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Re: Stairs
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2012, 04:48:40 PM »

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2012, 05:12:23 PM »
Are you keeping the Romeo and Juliet balcony?  It goes well with the 'castle' theme of the house.

Yes, we are taking the wall down and adding rail and baulusters.

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2012, 05:14:34 PM »
Your legs?

You don't want to see them today. I'm covered in saw dust.

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2012, 05:53:46 PM »
You don't want to see them today. I'm covered in saw dust.

Let me be the judge. lol


The stairs look good and your husband is doing a good job. He's not taking any "shortcuts" either...that is nice to see...  That is how my father always did things, the right way. I also like the fact that the stairs won't be so steep to climb. Some stairs are almost dangerous. Especially as you get older or for small children, like grandkids.  O-)

I was always better working with metal & paint then wood....but I did amaze my self trying a few projects in the past few years for the first time that paid contractors screwed up. It turned out to be pretty simple and I was amazed at the little stuff they missed that caused big issues.

OK....back to your legs stairs.  :-)


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Re: Stairs
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2012, 08:07:39 PM »
The wood stair treads are 1" and will have 1" overhang over the plywood treads. The inner string that you see screwed into the wall my husband ripped from high density mdf. He left it long so he can trim it later. He counter sunk the screws so he can fill, sand and paint.  

Now we are figuring out how we want to place the newel posts and determine the angle of the divided landing steps before we order all of the stair parts. We are thinking of going with knotty alder treads and railing stained dark (this is what our cabinets are). Our floor is hickory and hickory stair treads look nothing like our floor so instead of trying to match the floor we are going to go obviously different so it looks on purpose. There is a dark color in our floor that goes with our cabinets and that was why we picked the floor so it should look really good.

Don't look at the and handrail, he just moved it up when he was working on te stairs to give us something to hold on to. He is taking it down before he does the wainscoting.

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2012, 08:25:45 PM »
Looking good.  Putting new stairs on top of existing stairs is not something that would have occurred to me.

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2012, 10:08:46 PM »
I would like to see another picture of your toes.  :naughty:
Who wouldn't. I for one can't wait to be told once again that I'm "weird".
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Re: Stairs
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Re: Stairs
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2012, 04:03:33 PM »
Floor that needs to be fixed, he has done it before so no worries.



New header, I think we are going to leave it as open as it is instead of the way they just moved it over in the other house.



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Re: Stairs
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2012, 05:34:33 PM »
Looking really good!

Does your husband know he is part of a play by play on line home improvement DIY thread?


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Re: Stairs
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2012, 06:27:30 PM »
How come I got a red X all of a sudden on the last group of pictures? :rant:
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Re: Stairs
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2012, 06:38:20 PM »
Who wouldn't. I for one can't wait to be told once again that I'm "weird".

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2012, 06:39:42 PM »
How come I got a red X all of a sudden on the last group of pictures? :rant:


I did on the first photo only. But now it seems to be working.


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Re: Stairs
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2012, 09:14:18 PM »

I did on the first photo only. But now it seems to be working.



I think photobucket was screwed up for a little while.

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Re: Stairs
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2012, 09:15:06 PM »
Looking really good!

Does your husband know he is part of a play by play on line home improvement DIY thread?



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« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2012, 09:19:00 PM »
No...shhhhhhh
Spontaneous subjects are much more interesting than posed subjects. The "subject" being the object of a photo.
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Re: Stairs
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2012, 09:57:52 AM »
He needs to audition for HGTV or DIY....

"What A Handy Husband Can Do For You!"


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I meant this one  :yahoo:






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Re: Stairs
« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2012, 10:21:34 AM »
He needs to audition for HGTV or DIY....

"What A Handy Husband Can Do For You!"


:naughty:  oops! wrong show er smiley....

I meant this one  :yahoo:

That's reality TV gold, i say, GOLD.





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