Maine Escape DAY 22 – Boxing Day

Maine Escape DAY 22 - Boxing Day

DAY 22 – Boxing Day

PREVIOUSLY – Maine Escape

Yesterday at the Maine Escape I carved up a basement stair railing while our great new helpers Walter “Rusty” Rowe and Dawn Casey-Rowe got started on the landscaping.


CUBBIES – Maine Escape

The steps are done and they occupy a great deal of wanted space in the tiny basement. There will be a door to get under the stairs and give access to the well pump for service. On the downside of the stairs at the wind in, there is the perfect area for some cubbies. I built these out of undercut v-groove pine from the cladding.

More Wasted Space

Making use of the V-groove overcuts

Square & Stapple

Edge it

Glue

1 3/4 inch Crown Staples

Backed

Box Measurements

Pre Framed

Little Box

Rubber Wick preventer

Rough in

Behind the boxes

 


CLADDING THE WINDER – Maine Escape

With the railing built and the cubbies in, it’s time to finish the landing with cladding.

Cladding

Boxed

45°

Over under

Framed

Made it

 

Now that the outer wall is finished I can finish and cap the inner wall and then seal the railing with polyacrylic.

Closing it up

Cladding

How it clads

Narrow as it comes

Built-ins

Toppers

Sealed

Clad & Capped

Stopper

Tight Tolerances

 


BUTTING THE BUTTRESS – Maine Escape

There is a pesky (but necessary) buttress by the door that supports the wall and narrows the entry way. It needs to be clad with pine to blend in but I don’t want to frame it like the walls because that will only make it bigger. My solution was to glue on the v-groove pine boards directly to the concrete blocks.

Ultimate Construction Adheasive

Liberal Application

Lock Tight

Dry Time

Pressure

 


ELSEWHERE ONSITE – Maine Escape

While I got tied up on finishing the stairs Liz worked with Rusy & Dawn to install a hand railing down the porch side of the hill. The Maine Escape is a retirement home so we’re making it as age friendly as possible. I don’t have any photos today of their work but after soaking my sore dogs in the pond with a mistaken PBR, I received a wonderful home-brew from Dawn and a terrific selfie opportunity.

Cooling off

Homebrew from a Homegirl

Brew Ha Ha

 


NEXT TIME – Maine Escape

Tomorrow at the Maine Escape, I get left to my own devices and jump into the shower.

Thanks for tuning in,

-garrett

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