Steps in the making

We have a French Door at the back of the house.  It had a really long step down.  The grands used to open the door and jump out.  Steps were never real high on our priority list.

Here is the progression. We built the house in 1999.

August 1 2012

August 01 2012  Far Guy had just finished re-sealing the siding and was thinking about building a step.  We decided on green treated wood and cedar because we will just let it weather.  It is on the North side of the house.  We talked to neighbor carpenter Steve about the engineered- looks- like- wood decking.  In our area with the extreme in temperatures the screws would constantly need adjustment.

*** Those funny looking straps hold up my curtain when it is rolled up..it is a design by Far Side…I didn’t realize that the lining of my curtains was so puckery…then again what do you expect from someone who barely passed Home Ec (ick).

August 25 2012

August 25, 2012

August 30 2012

August 30, 2012

September 2 2012

Handy Andy helped figure out the stringers for the steps. September 2, 2012.

September 12 2012

September 12, 2012

October 25 2012

October 25, 2012

July 11 2013

July 11, 2013 The railing is complete.

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Far Guy did a great job! Chance has another spot to survey the yard from.  There is room for a small bench or perhaps a chair.  We wouldn’t use it very often but perhaps visiting guests would:)

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One Response to Steps in the making

  1. judy adamec says:

    Very nice!