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Front Stairs - another view.JPG
 

Front Stairs - another view.JPG



Today I did a little maths and figured out the size of the cantilever off the porch for the redesigned front stairs. I've glued my three flights of stairs together and mocked them up here. I still have some tweaking to do, but I like how they are turning out. I think I will have the top flight as painted wood with railings to suit the porch railing (which I will be changing). The second and third flight of stairs will either be completely bricked in a brown tone brick or have bricked risers and and "concrete" slab treads.

You can't really tell here but there is a decent window well under the porch and first floor bay window, so that the little basement dwellers aren't completely underground. :)

Can't wait to get this foam encased in something! It's shedding like crazy. I've vacuumed 4 times today!

 

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I really like the way this is turning out. Although there is a lot of bulk involved with the staircase, it is not cumbersome. And, as you point out, there is a nice, light space under the stairs. Nice going!

:hmm: thinking ... what if you gave the foam a spritz of hairspray to keep the little crumbles glued in place until you can get the bricking done?

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13 minutes ago, KathieB said:

I really like the way this is turning out. Although there is a lot of bulk involved with the staircase, it is not cumbersome. And, as you point out, there is a nice, light space under the stairs. Nice going!

:hmm: thinking ... what if you gave the foam a spritz of hairspray to keep the little crumbles glued in place until you can get the bricking done?

Thanks Kathie. :)

Good idea! I'll test a piece first.. I once put spray adhesive on foam and it melted it right away... :giggle:

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Just now, Samusa said:

Thanks Kathie. :)

Good idea! I'll test a piece first.. I once put spray adhesive on foam and it melted it right away... :giggle:

LOL ... that happened to me with spray paint. I think a water-based hairspray would not melt the foam. (On the other hand, water-based hairspray is not good for stabilizing inkjet printies. Please don't ask me how I know this.)

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3 hours ago, jbnmini said:

Can't wait to see how this turns out!  Really liking where you are going with these steps!

Thanks Jackie. :)

 

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The stairs are looking really good, as is your little in-law apartment   It is just so true-to-life (without the crime scene up-top, of course).  Every time I see this build, I feel like I know this house.  Impressive math work on calculating the stairs, too.

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:D I had to clean up the crime scene.. the neighbours were starting to talk...

Thanks for the encouragement Deborah.. I'm starting to feel like I'm getting somewhere on this build finally... I've had a few days off and been able to devote a bit of time.. but it's back to work tomorrow so.... :sad_2:

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Love this idea.  If I may say, I am surprised you are covering up brick work.  Maybe you can put a rail against the house side of the stairs.  I am quite excited about your build.  Keep the photos coming please.

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On 6/21/2017, 3:31:41, Emerald said:

Love this idea.  If I may say, I am surprised you are covering up brick work.  Maybe you can put a rail against the house side of the stairs.  I am quite excited about your build.  Keep the photos coming please.

Thanks Emerald.. :)

It's not really covered up.. you will be able to see it from some angles. And yes, there will be a railing along the house side of the stairs.

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