Monthly Archives: March 2015
We are getting there with the stairs and the shelving was installed underneath the stairs on Friday. It requires 2-3 coats of varnish, but this will have to wait until Monday. The two pieces of glass for the balustrade should arrive early next week, so everything should be finished on the stairs by the end of next week.
We are starting to build the shelving underneath the stairs.
We have installed the knewl posts and the handrail (albeit temporarily) to allow the templates to be cut for the glass panels. These will be held in place by grooves cut into the knewl posts. Hence the posts (and handrail) will have to be removed to install the glass. The posts and the handrail have not been varnished yet, hence it looks a different colour from the rest of the oak.
Well, it is the end of day two and we actually have a set of stairs that you can walk up – albeit without a hand rail.
It is going to take a few days to get the new staircase installed. The first part of the job is to remove the temporary staircase and build the skeleton that is going to carry the new treads and risers. The splines had been made in the joiner’s workshop and it is then a case of fitting them on site. Even so, this took a whole day. Tomorrow, the oak treads and risers will be installed.