Basement Step #2: More work and the final product

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 07-02-2008 12:21 AM 1278 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today was another humid day . . . so out I went at the step. I started by putting a strip of ice shield along all the edges where there will be wood on wood.

As my shop is in shambles I had to cut the decking half way out the side door. Arrg.

Next was the test fit . . .

And attach all the decking boards.

The final steps were to add the skirting and cut a slight curve . . . and voila . . . done.

This was the original step

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#1 posted 07-02-2008 12:42 AM

Very nicely done sir.

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#2 posted 07-02-2008 02:56 AM

Zuki – it looks great. But I have a question (OK 2 questions)- the drop from the top step to the next looks really big, is that just an illusion of the picture? Are you going to put on a handrail?

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#3 posted 07-02-2008 03:51 PM

Zuki, I really like the woodwork and the appearance, but I’m not clear on the function. It is a handsome piece though and must look nice with the new window well treatment.

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#4 posted 07-02-2008 06:41 PM

very nice improvement

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#5 posted 07-02-2008 06:49 PM

looks good!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 07-02-2008 08:48 PM

Tks all.

Betsy . .. the drop to the next step is the same as the others, about 7” I think. No handrail . . . there is a flower bed between the grass the the concrete wall. DW would kill the person walking through her flower bed long before anyone could fall down into the well. :-)

Mot . . . no real function. DW just wanted it and the the other step was UGLY. When this piece weathers it will blend in with everything else.

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