Sunday, September 1, 2013

Support Beam For the Stairs

If you've ever walked up the stairs to our loft you know that they are really, insanely noisy. They also moved quite a bit, it was kind of disconcerting. Well as step one of a massive plan to build an elaborate storage and play area under the stairs Eric added a much needed support pillar to the corner of the stair landing.
  It's made of cedar, like pretty much everything else in our house, and Eric got a chance to perfect his mitering skills on this one. Eric is planning to do a more technical post about this on his blog in the near future. I don't know the details of how it's made, I just take the pictures :-)

It hasn't totally fixed the squeaking problem, although it is much better. The real improvement is how much sturdier it feels. It's nice to feel that the stairs aren't going to collapse under you when you go up them, and we are looking forward to working on the next phase of this project when we will have awesome built in storage and eventually a reading nook for Echo.

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