Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DIY Stairs

Okay, I know I brag about my husband's woodworking skills but, come on, the guy's an IT computer geek. He's not supposed to be a handyman...but, believe me, he is.

You have to remember that our house was built in 1890. So, even though I'm not so good at math, that makes it well over 100 years old...okay 125 years old (I used the calculator ;D) but, if he weren't handy, we'd be in trouble. 'Cuz a house this old, always needs something...a nail, a screw, a new floor...yep, and even new stairs.

So when he ripped out the stairs leading into the "new", old, room upstairs, I got a little worried. But no fear, look what he rebuilt...

So, he still needs to fill the nail holes and sand and varnish the steps, plus he has to add a little quarter-round at the edges, but these babies turned out beautiful!

And once he gets some Varathane on them, they're going to be breathtaking...at least for me, and not just when I'm walking up 'em ;D

Okay, so this photo is not such a different angle . . . but I tried.

And I'll post another picture when they're finally finished. But, now, the room is on the final finish countdown...for real!


2 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

You keep bragging. That man is a keeper, and I enjoy seeing all he does for you and your family.

Very cool.

David Batista said...

Yup, a keeper for sure. :)

I'm savvy with computers ... but can barely hang drapes! Still, I get by around the house as best I can.