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Old 03-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #2086
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Progress . I put upright backing boards on the steps. Leftover laminate flooring. That will stop any cr@p falling down below. I then closed the back side of the stair case, mounted recessed lights and a light switch socket. Not finished yet but getting close. Shelves on the wall. This will be a little office-work bench. I still have to get power to it and a few other things. Here are progress picīs. dorf dude...
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:01 AM   #2087
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That looks really nice. I wonder whether you could move the drawers of the desk to the left to get more headroom where you are sitting - is that an option? Or do you have enough space anyway?
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #2088
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Is it me or does that handrail start off a little high?
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Is it me or does that handrail start off a little high?
Optical illusion. I stays the same height all the way up. Top of step to top of rail 74cm. It is 2 pieces and at the connection it did kick a wee bit in towards the top. Nothing I could do about it. Thanks for following. Here's a pic of the desk so far. The desk lamp was only available in white but it has a magnifying glass in it and I really need that. I went with a 24" monitor too. Sucks getting old. I got everything hooked up WLAN. Was fun dealing with 2 different languages. Technical German can be frustrating. I have a plan for the edge of the counter top. dorf dude...
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Thats not what i meant. It looks like the rail starts on the second or third step and doesnt run all the way down?
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Thats not what i meant. It looks like the rail starts on the second or third step and doesnt run all the way down?
Then you are correct! I pulled it up to the beginning of the 3rd stair. As I go up the stairs I can cut the corner and not go all the way around. I start on the 2nd step with my foot. The railing still sticks far enough that you can grab on as you come down. Good observation. Things get a little tight at the landing and I opened it up a little. Works for me. It flows good. Thanks for the comments. dorf dude...
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:04 AM   #2092
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Looks good, way to utilize space under the stairs!
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It looks like once you are on the second step, you will have the handrail accessible with no problem. Even possible on the first step, but I occasionally use a cane and it would not be a problem without a cane. If it was too far down, it would interfere with the access since it is a tight corner in that area.

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Those steps and handrail look super cool. I want them!
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #2095
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i love the stool you are using with your desk, may i ask where you got that? beautiful house by the way, great job restoring it!
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:30 AM   #2096
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i love the stool you are using with your desk, may i ask where you got that? beautiful house by the way, great job restoring it!
It's just a bar stool. I ordered 3 for the kitchen off the internet. Here is a link to a similar one.
http://www.allbarstools.com/Buffalo-...2-BUF1116.html
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #2097
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I talked with the neighbor that I'm sharing a wall with tonight. He was at the county archives researching our houses. He found records from 1812 that our houses were here then but they were actually built much earlier. I told him I know this place is WAY older than that from what I found during the rebuild. I would double that. He say's he has an old pic and I will post it when I get a copy. No big plans for DIY this weekend. Cleaning ect... dorf dude...
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I kind of lied about DIY this weekend. My bedroom window ledge has been needing finished up. I got up and started picking rocks from out in the yard. Scrubbed them clean and got them glued in with tile glue. I used the extra to start filling in the gaps. When I put the kitchen in I got a sliver sanding the trim. Tonight I finally got it out! It is more like a tree. If your weak in the stomach don't look. It's a monster. Here are a couple pics. dorf dude...
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #2099
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The weather has turned out fantastic! Time to get to work. I got busy breaking up the manure pit today. Mia loved walking on the walls and wasn't very happy that I broke it up. I will build her an elevated walking platform in the future. I will have great progress this year at this rate! Here are a few pic's. dorf dude...
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Popular Mechanics put up 110 top DIY tricks. Here is a link to it. Some great ideas here for sure. http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...ick=pp#slide-1
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