Friday, December 14, 2007

A Step In The Right Direction

The new garage stairs, freshly built....side view.
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New garage steps - face on view.
"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs." ~ Vance Havner
The stairs up from the garage into the new house were straight, with no landing and quite steep. With a 7.5 inch rise and 10 inch widths to the treads, it was hard for older folks to navigate. So, Dewey, who originally built the stairs, came up with this. There are seven steps instead of five and each one is 11.5 inches wide with a 5.5 inch rise. The platform at the top is nice to set groceries on while opening the back door. Dewey built them in one day.

However, the staining and painting and sealing and varnishing have been another story. That has taken four weeks and much prodding. But now.... FINALLY! The grand staircase is finished and ready for the unveiling.

The final product....(side view)

Stairway to heaven....well, the kitchen anyway. Posted by Picasa
I have to admit...Dad was right. They really ARE easier to get up and down!!!!

(Coming soon... the garage organization system. My brother is really anxious to see pictures of this in its finished state. You can just see a hint of it in the final stairway pictures.)

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1 comment:

Matt said...

I would love to know how he built this.  If you could email me the basics or maybe send a youtube video on how to get going I can do it from there!  The stairs look amazing!