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Old 08-04-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Kinda odd to go that far back, but I recently went back to camp and it's been that long since the last time I went and these stairs are still looking good. I figured they would not last long being down a large hill and having to deal with the spring water run off, but they still are there and look pretty much the same as they did 6 years ago.

To build them I cut down a tree with a bucksaw, then cut the logs to proper size. They are actually in the ground a foot or so on each end and the ground was packed using a sludge hammer, small sections at a time. It does not look like much, but to do this properly, it took a couple hours.

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They look good! I like the way they blend in with what's around them.

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I like it!
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couple of hours? geez that looks like a day or two or labor lol
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Actually couple hours after cutting the logs, I had cut them a day before if I recall. Couple hours being, 3,4, maybe 5ish. I do remember I was badly sunburned when I was done. I sunburn if I spend more then 15 minutes in the sun and I was in it for hours. Was a bad one lol.

Next time I go I should get a pic of them currently to compare. The logs have turned a bit gray as they tend to do over time but other then that it looks good to consider the abuse it goes through in spring and the fact that I never treated the wood in any way. Hard to tell in that picture, but there is a much bigger hill ahead of those stairs.
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