The stairs are DONE

The stairs are DONE

It only took 2 guys and 2 years but we’re happy to announce the main floor stairs are completely done. We wrapped up building the built-in and I put on the finishing touches of trim leaving me with ZERO things to do on this beast. In case you forgot where this all started from here’s a refresher… […]

Finishing up the cable railing

Finishing up the cable railing

Big milestone this week as I managed to finish up the cabling for the stairs. It was a bit nerveracking figuring out the precise placement for these as they couldn’t be centered on the posts as it would have been to far from the side end of the stairs.

Introducing…. color

Introducing…. color

We’ve purposely stuck with light earth tones in our paint and furniture as we wanted to introduce color through other means. We’ve slowly been adding it through lights, clocks and pictures.

Stair Cable Railing

Stair Cable Railing

Getting the final touches done on the stairs. Dad helped create the bottom post so we could put in a custom cable rail system. It’s a bit tricky to do, but luckily we had the deck to get some practice on. The cables are tensioned on the bottom post and the bolts are covered with […]

Stringers & Treads

Stringers & Treads

It’s the middle of January, it’s -17F outside with a windchill of -39F. What better time to pull out the tools and create a make shift work room in the middle of your living room. So where are we? Over the last six months, we built a temporary stair-case out of construction lumber so we […]

Coming to a living room near you

Coming to a living room near you

After a full year, the plan is complete. Open concept stairs crafted of maple and maple butcher block. Large built-in’s with drawers and a shelving system. A gas fireplace that actually works with a TV above it,  a sitting curb below it, and brand new maple floors. Traditional modern is what I’ve dubbed it. Not […]

Stairway – Woodworking

Progress on the main level stairs has been slow, but thorough. With our initial planning wrapped up, we’ve moved on to retrofitting the walls to give a floating appearance for the landings as well as initial progress on the posts and treads. The whole thing will be made out of maple. We have a blend […]

Stairway – Demo & Planning

Though the holiday break may provide festivities for you an your family, it more importantly provides you with time to demolish random rooms in your house. And as with any good demo, a plan with some direction must be hatched before you find your self in a dark, dark hole with an angry wife and […]