Monday, February 13, 2012
We're getting closer to actually being able to USE the new stairs. Kev and I ran to Wichita last weekend and bought some lumber for the trim and the landing. We literally stumbled on some Pine Car Siding (what it has to do with cars, I do not know.) We liked it enough that we decided to put it on the landing. We also picked up some tile to put by the front door and under the pellet stove and got some stain for the pine. We stained it all a light walnut using stain in a Danish oil, which we hope will be sufficient as the finish. We really don't want to put Poly on stairs.
We had stairs by the end of the day and even walked up and down them a couple of times. The treads aren't attached yet, as we have a little trimming and fitting to do to make them set well against the stringers. Then Kev will screw them to the stringers and we'll start using them.
Most people, when picking pine boards, avoid knots and "imperfections". Us? That's what we choose!