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Old 03-14-2010, 09:56 PM   #691
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And thanks to daylight savings time kicking in today, I got above the door and did the short pieces on the right side after supper.

I need daylight to work in here as the entrance light is extremely subdued.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:01 PM   #692
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There will be some trim going down the right side. I will straddle the corner, which is 45 degrees, with the trim. Then finish the last short section off.

I thought it might be a good idea to put some plastic behind the boards on the left. Anything to help keep leaks out. This piece is kind of redundant, but it was an extra piece anyway.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:01 PM   #693
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As the weather improves (I hope) I should be able to get on to doing the stairs out front. By a stroke of good fortune, it so happens that the angle of the third joist in from the front will be perfect for starting the top tread from.

I would like to call that pure skill on my part, but I know none of you will fall for that line.

The front two joist and deck above will need to be cut back.
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As you can see from the photo, the original stair radius was far bigger. The new stair line will keep the outer limit within bounds.
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I'm using this simple jig to locate each of the pier blocks, which will carry the outer stair framing. Easier and faster than forming and pouring concrete. And the load on each one will be almost nothing.
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Also note on the photo above that I will draw a line on either side of the 1 x 2 onto the circle. This will line up the inner and outer studs perfectly without any guesswork or trial and error.
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It finally stopped raining late this afternoon so the deck got cut back. That's where the first tread will go in.
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I'd love to be there to help you. This looks like fun stuff.
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With what type of saw did you use and how did you not hit the under structure? You are not getting off that easy.
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I'd love to be there to help you. This looks like fun stuff.
Any time you feel like coming out this way, we'll be sure to get the guest bedroom ready for you!

I don't think you would have liked today too much, we've had massive seas and the wind is still in the 80-90 range. It's been ferocious.
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With what type of saw did you use and how did you not hit the under structure? You are not getting off that easy.
Nothing very exotic I'm afraid. I was able to lay out the cut line from above. Then just set the saw to the exact thickness of the deck wood. The corner where the circular saw didn't close the cut was done with a jigsaw.

That and a little luck was all it took.
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Until this weather takes a break I'm stuck inside. The steps into the studio are now in. The top tread is made from one piece of douglas fir, 19" wide.

Her's the layout for one end. Other end's the same, only backwards.
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And this is the finished product. The treads are not yet nailed. I will wait until they dry - and shrink - before doing that.
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Yes, that would be red cedar on the bottom. Still soaking wet from being brought in out of the rain just this morning.
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The solution to the breaking wood on the back entrance wall was to install narrow vertical pieces.

All done except the last one against the studio wall. The top pieces on that wall need to be in place first.

There is a small framing issue to take care of before that is possible.
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