Monday, June 10, 2013

Stair Rail Progress Continues

The majority of Scott's time this weekend was spent in pursuit of a completed stair railing. The thinking, fabricating, and installation of each piece have added up to one specialized railing system that looks cool and is super strong.
Saturday morning, Scott nailed seven finished blocks that will help support the pickets on the balcony portion of the upper connector.
Meanwhile, Carl was called into service to trim the rubber stair treads. These terra cotta colored treads will cover both staircases in the connector.
 Carefully using a utility knife to slice through the tread.
Eventually, the treads will be attached to the stairs with industrial-strength adhesive.
 By 7 PM Sunday, the pickets were in place.
 The view from below
Each picket is attached with two 6" lag bolts which are fed through 1 1/2-inch stand-offs Scott created out of a piece of conduit to clear the floor nosing.
Detail shot of the end picket on the south wall.
Next up:  the top hand rail and a horizontal rail  to both stabilize the rail and hold polycarbonate panels . . . but that's a story for another day!
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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