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Krestova Project #1: Staircase and railing

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Blog entry by Maplenut posted 01-19-2010 06:56 AM 973 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We started building this house in August 2008. I had built a room at our house in Nakusp all out of wood and thought…now I wanted to do something bigger and with hard wood. Oh how naive I was…

I thought, “Hey how about doing all the inside woodwork out of maple.” It seemed like such a careless thought now in retrospect, a whim really, as I had never had the chance to work with maple before. I knew it was a hard wood and that was just about it. But I got a line on about 2000 board feet of roughcut Eastern White Maple. Dropped $7000 on that bunch of very heavy wood, thinking that I could make some of my money back with what I would have left over. Well, that seems like a long time ago and a lot of hard learning since then.

This is my first ‘blogging’ experience. Journalling projects is a good thing (wish this blog had a spell check) and I happy to have a chance to show my stuff, and more importantly get some feedback, tips, and tricks of the trade from those who have walked the path of taming maple.

I started with the stairs and railing.

The Loft

Loft Railing

Stairs

Railing stairs

Stairs again



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jlsmith5963

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 08:34 AM

It does have a spell check, misspelled words are underlined, right mouse click on a underlined word and the pop up menu will have suggested spellings…

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 01:48 PM

Maplenut, if you post your picture’s direct URL address with an ! before and after the link it will appear directly in your blog and be a little easier to follow.

For example your first picture would appear as follows:

I will say that I am a firm believer that you cannot put too much wood into a home. The stairs and railing give your home a wonderful look.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Maplenut

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#3 posted 01-19-2010 04:27 PM

Thanks for the tip jl…was wondering what that line was all about.
And thank you Scott for your comment and direction…I’ll give that a go.

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 05:41 PM

Maplenut, as far as the spell check goes the IE browser does not have one, and I find that somewhat irritating too. But if you log on using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome they both have spell check.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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