Thursday, February 21, 2013
Slip Out The Back Jack
Finally got a set of steps off the back of the shop. Laid the stoop a few weeks back and have been piddling with the steps along with about 6 other projects for about a month. Got them installed on Monday. Rough cut 2 X 10's; leftover 2nd story floor joist material from the shop, so they're a full 2" thick, actually about 2 1/8". I can now confidently bring an elephant in the back door. Well, I guess I'd need a bigger door. But the steps could handle the weight! :-) Steps were finished with solid color white and gray stains. Left the rough surface for better traction. Through tusk tenons are pegged with 1 1/4" dowel that I cut at the appropriate angle to wedge everything together tightly. The good news is I'm really happy with the way these turned out. The bad news is I now like them better than the front steps. Oh well.