DAY 19 – Nothing but Cuts
PREVIOUSLY – Maine Escape
Yesterday at the Maine Escape we spent the day drying out from an overnight rain storm.
CHECKING IN ON THE BARN – Maine Escape
Liz has been hard at work in the barn and today she put together a simple kit stair to replace the rickety ladder up to the 2nd floor. She also worked on trim details including a faux door detail to go above the newly installed garage door.
NOTHING BUT CUTS – Maine Escape
The inside winder of the staircase had a lot of angles and I spent the day cutting out the cladding boards to fit snuggly in and against the stairs. It’s a detailed process but here’s a step-by-step walkthrough of how I managed it.
The stairs are complete now, except for some trim molding and the railing. Really happy with how they came out. I even managed to find some more room for a built-in between the support joists. It’ll make a nice nook for treasures as you go down the stairs.
ANOTHER FAREWELL – Maine Escape
We had the great fortune to have Ethan Morgan as an apprentice on this project and today he goes home. He was a terrific extra set of hands for all our craftsman so far, and managed to pick up enough skills to clad the ceiling by himself.
NEXT TIME – Maine Escape
We get another overnight rain storm and on day 20 take a break to enjoy our surroundings while the site dries out.
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