On Saturday afternoon, Kev drove 50 miles to Kinsley to pick up the lumber for our stairs.
A "tree man" lives there and happens to have a sawmill he uses for fun. He sometimes cuts up trees that he takes down and sells the wood. Remember, this is Kansas. A sawmill is not something typically found out here. We literally stumbled on this guy when we put in the pellet stove three years ago.
This pickup load of lumber only set us back $250. A steal.
But before they can be assembled...we have to sand them, decide if we're staining them, and then they can be assembled.
Kev had enough wood left over that he's thinking of other ways to incorporate it into the finished project. As a newel post, or somehow in the banisters or something....
We're still on track for me to win the bet. But, we're making progress!