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Granny's New Stair Case.

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Blog entry by Eric in Central Florida. posted 01-21-2012 04:58 AM 4778 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Granny’s old, broken down, rusted, wobbly and totally unsafe stair case.
This thing had to go, stat!

Granny’s new, bigger, better, oak and pressure treated lumber stair case.
Solid as a rock .
(She loves it. Got me a big hug !)
lol

Just trying to earn those extra Granny prayers!

Have a great day!

-- Retirement suits me fine !



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~Julie~

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 05:06 AM

Wow, that first one looks dangerous!
Good for you for making something strong and stable!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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lew

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 05:46 AM

That looks great, Eric!

Hope there were some extra chocolate chip cookies thrown in with that hug, too!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 06:21 AM

I always like a bigger platform at the top. Because there is always a lot of moving around while fiddling with the door.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 06:23 AM

Eric
I was a do-it-yourselfer for 40 years, before I decided to make woodoworking a hobby. The practical stuff is so important, especially for our dependents, and loved ones. That looks just like the place my folks had in retirement, the first home they ever owned. I can’t tell for sure what it is in the picture, but my parents had a double wide trailor, manufactured home, what ever you want to call it, in Prescott, Arizona. Beautiful location, and it was all set up, with wood steps like you made.

Perfect solution, Eric.

Best to you and yours. We have to take care of those that need us.

Have a good one, I sure wish it would get warmer here, 1 deg F above, we have mostly been below zero for quite awhile….........

Later….......

Alaska Jim….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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KOVA

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 06:35 AM

YOU WON THE SKY FRIEND !!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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ellen35

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 08:46 AM

What a wonderful thing to do! That new one is certainly a great improvement and gives much piece of mind to Granny. She will reward you, no doubt, with some granny goodies!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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captferd

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 01:23 PM

You saved some bones from breaking. good job

-- CaptFerd

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 01:31 PM

What a great improvement! I am sure she is ever so grateful to you Eric. Wonderful work! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 04:17 PM

Ew, how did the past thing still hold together? Talk about safety improvement! :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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jack1

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 07:30 PM

Good job! Should last a long time.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 08:28 PM

Nice work, Eric!

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 09:00 PM

Good job Eric. Us old folks do need a little extra help sometimes and your new steps improved safety, appearance and the comfort factor. It’s a real benefit to have thoughtful grandchildren like yourself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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sticks4walking

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#13 posted 01-22-2012 12:05 AM

Eric: That looks much more safe. That looks more like a two hugger to me. Ha Ha. Great job.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 01-22-2012 02:02 AM

A lot of Granny points won there Eric.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 01-22-2012 02:03 AM

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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