My first real 'woodworking' project

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Blog entry by Mike_D_S posted 817 days ago 1461 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple or pics of my first real woodworking project. Installed oak treads and risers in my house. Most of the cuts are basic, but the landing, return tread and newel post are all me. Stained in gunstock and sealed with a floor grade polyurethane.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#1 posted 817 days ago

As a flooring guy I have to say nice job!

-- Why does everything I enjoy doing have to be bad for the environment, I work in the oil industry and enjoy working with exotic woods from rain forests

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#2 posted 817 days ago

Looks great! You have to love walking up and down those stairs every day knowing that you did that yourself.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#3 posted 817 days ago

Simply superb, it just look like a wood grain vinyl carpet on stairs!!
After looking the finishing of your work can’t say its your first job.

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#4 posted 816 days ago

Nicely done! Welcome.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#5 posted 815 days ago

Great work on the stairs

-- Norman

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#6 posted 815 days ago


Well done. Gunstock is one of my favorite stains.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#7 posted 812 days ago

Nice work. Really like the color.

-- Dave, Arkansas,retiree

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#8 posted 812 days ago

Well done Mike Well done.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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