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the stairway #4: some assembly required

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 676 days ago 2690 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: big beams are done Part 4 of the stairway series Part 5: beaming with excitement »

Delivered the steps & one of the smaller beams. Steps are 4” thick by 12” wide. 48” long. The 14 of them are 224 board feet. This the smallest of the beams. It is 4” x 8” x 12’. It is 32 boad feet.feet by itself. Total delivered so far is about 630 board feet.

They started setting the beams yesterday

Here’s the house they are going in

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability



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TZH

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#1 posted 676 days ago

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#2 posted 676 days ago

That’s a heck of a house and some BIG wood too!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 676 days ago

Oh yea!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 676 days ago

That is a cool looking house. Is it old or just made to look that way? That will be a serious set of stairs! Are they going to finish the pine or leave it bare?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 676 days ago

All new house. The contractor has to finish them. I told them to put finish on it as soon as possible. I don’t want any dirt ground into it. The contractor was using a chainsaw to cut notches. He wasn’t paying attention and splattered oil on one of the beams. Luckily at a point that they could hide it. Owner is thrilled with the look.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 676 days ago

Thanks Monte. The roof, siding, and the porch reminds me of the old farm houses in our part of the country. I haven’t seen one built like this for a long time.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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