So I’m a horrible blogger, as we all can tell, so I’m trying a new method out. Doing smaller, incomplete posts about weekend projects. My goal is then to have bigger posts about finished pieces mixed in between. Here’s to hoping this method will work!
This weekend we worked on the stairs again. Chase and my dad have been chipping away at these, and this weekend they finally got to the tread and risers that are like normal stairs. What I mean by that is no scribing around logs.
Just like everything, there are so many little steps to just putting down one piece. There is the fitting and the shimming, all while the board is sanded and cut, and then planned. Next comes the construction glue, drilling, and finally nailing it down. After it’s secure, Dad would crawl underneath and shim any more of the tread that wasn’t touching and secure it with a few more nails.
We ended the weekend with seven risers and treads down, over half away done. I’m so in love with the stairs already. We really wanted the stairs to blend in the the logs, so we went with thick, exposed tread, and I’m so happy we did.