Thursday, September 01, 2011


Now that the hole for the staircase is cut it's time to start building the actual stairs. Our plans called for 13'8" stringers so we bought some 2x12x14' and made our cuts. We bought our treads in 12' lengths and cut them down to size which saved a few dollars over buying individual treads. We also cut our risers out of a sheet of osb instead of buying precut ones from the big box store.
Risers in
And then we had real stairs
It's so nice to be able to go downstairs without having to outside and around the house. And the big window over the staircase brings some much needed natural light into the basement. While Luke was cutting the stringers I started demo on the wall between the living and dining rooms.
This weekend we will rip out the rest of the framing and install a beam. Even with the studs still in place the house feels very different from when we moved in three weeks ago. I can't wait to see what it's like this time next year.

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