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Post by azriel on Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:11 am

Love the staircase, its a good idea & one which should be used more often here in UK but isn't, slowly getting very envious ! Very Happy

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:27 am

Thanks Az!
Of course, a big open window is all you need to get to the second floor.

David H wrote:It's not the width, it's the steeper pitch saves the space. The offset treads allow you to walk naturally up a much steeper pitch because the each toe doesn't have to dodge the alternate stair treads. And a steeper pitch means a smaller horizontal component, so less floor space lost under the stairs. Another way I've seen it done is with full treads all the way across, but with cut-outs on alternate treads for the toes to pass.

I saw pictures of that style and just didn't like it very much. It seemed weak, structurally. Like I'd be worried about the stair breaking. I don't know.

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Post by chris63 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:48 am

I can't even use a screwdriver. People like you make me sick with jealousy. Very Happy Very Happy

Looks bloody brilliant, should be proud of yourself. Thumbs Up

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:27 am

{{Same Chris I am hopeless at DIY Mad}}}

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Post by halfwise on Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:19 pm

I can DIY, but it will be obvious I did it myself. I have ability but not much craft.

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Post by David H on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:33 pm

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David H wrote: Another way I've seen it done is with full treads all the way across, but with cut-outs on alternate treads for the toes to pass.

I saw pictures of that style and just didn't like it very much. It seemed weak, structurally. Like I'd be worried about the stair breaking. I don't know.

You'd definitely want to pick your boards carefully for that, and make the treads thick and no wider than necessary, but the amount of wood remaining after the cut-out should still be more than in a typical ladder rung.  

I've seen that style used in boat companionways (where it was probably mahogany or oak so splitting's not a problem) and in remote log cabins where the tread-planks were split or hewn from logs.  Using twice as much wood so you can do half as much joinery could  make sense when you're working with just a few hand tools. Nod

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:41 pm

Yeah that makes sense. That design also does away with the middle stringer. I just didn't care for it.

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Post by halfwise on Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:54 pm

It would look odd unless the cut-outs were rounded or had some other sort of detailing

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Yeah, I've only seen them rounded.

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Post by David H on Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:20 pm

Sometimes looking odd is the whole point Nod

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:09 pm

That wine shelf needs some handrails! Mad

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:35 am

{{It needs more space for bevvy, maybe just cut out the middle man and make the stairs out of barrels Nod drunken  }}}

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Post by azriel on Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:13 pm

I like the 1st set of stairs. Should they be easier to get a heavy wardrobe up ?? Be easier coming down, just let the thing go, it can slide down under its own weight Smile

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Post by azriel on Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:42 pm

So, would you like these as your neighbour ? Smile

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Post by halfwise on Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:30 pm

I bet their noisy, climbing up on the roof in the middle of the night.

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Post by azriel on Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:33 pm

Size of their antlers, that could do some damage.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:50 pm

Well, I sure have neglected this thread.

I've made some progress, certainly, but not nearly as much as I should have in the time it's taken.

Here's a little foundation for a pump-house/water-heater/propane-tank/whatever structure right outside the back side of the cabin.

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I have power in the cabin now, a fridge, a front door, all that jazz. The main thing is to get the plumbing done now, and this is the first step towards doing that. Oh I bought a range for the kitchen and a big metal sink; but the kitchen cabinets and counters aren't done yet.

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Post by halfwise on Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:00 pm

After all this waiting you should have called it a hot tub. We wouldn't know.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:08 pm

{{ I'm just amazed and somewhat impressed that after all this time Forest still has it up! Shocked Thats being young for you Mad I thought time and effort would by now have made him droop (don't worry Forest happens to the best of us after the 5th or 6th buckie) but no, just when you think Forest is down he pops right back up again to susprise you. Nod }}

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:13 pm

It is a daily struggle, trying to handle this thing by myself.

Maybe I'll get that girl I'm seeing to help, but I fear she lacks the skill to be of much use. Sad

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Post by halfwise on Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:34 pm

eagerness trumps skill.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:37 pm

She is eager! So perhaps we'll finally get a handle on this thing together.

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Post by azriel Yesterday at 11:28 pm

you know I was only the other day thinking of your wood in your hands & how far you had got with it ? I too, am very impressed at how your still at it !! This would wear a lesser man out !

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