Posted by: Scott McCullough | February 10, 2013

First Floor Stairs

This week we got the stairs to the second floor built.  We used some of the hemlock that was left over from the timber frame.  Last weekend we rented the timber frame saw and ripped down the 8×12’s that we had sitting in the yard.  Altogether we needed 14 treads, and we had just enough 12″ wide timber to get what we needed.

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We cut the lengths into rough widths and started planing and sanding.  Each tread is 3 3/4″ thick and about 12″ deep.

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Here is the assembled stair with the 5/4 pine screen wall that aligns with the front and rear of each tread.  The end of the tread at the wall is cut into the plywood and screwed into place.  The opposite side is screwed into the screen wall.

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The next carpentry project is to frame the catwalk floor and assemble the guardrail.

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