September 10, 2016

I’ve taken a few pictures to show you what I have been working on, now that the stairs are beginning to take shape. ¬†Firstly, here is a photo of the inspiration stairs:

Great Stairs execution

Mine will be a little different, but this is the basic style guideline I am using. Here is a photo of the house with the stair stringer sections clamped to the edge of the roof, just to allow the glue to dry with the treads properly in place. This isn’t where the stairs will be mounted!

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I used one of the online stair calculators (just Google it) to figure out how long the stringers needed to be and how many risers per stringer, etc. The calculators don’t allow you to calculate turns in staircases like these that go from stringer to landing to stringer to landing to stringer again, so I just divided it all up. I’m hoping it actually fits, but there may be some tweaking and redoing that has to happen…sigh…

I mentioned in my last post that I had finished the lighting except for the stairwell foyer area, and here’s a picture (with the clamped stair stringers and treads showing at the upper portion of the photo), so you can see the lighting:

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Definitely under construction, LOL! BTW, on the lower left of the photo, the first floor ceiling for the partial ceiling area is down with its backside on the floor. I have to fasten it into place.

Well, waiting for the glue to dry on the stairs, and then will start fitting it and making no doubt tedious and time-consuming adjustments!