|Project by DeLayne Peck||posted 02-26-2013 06:56 AM||1383 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Four years before we married, Joyce fulfilled a dream. She purchased a home of her own. It was a very nice, solid, two-story built in 1900. One big catch, those early craftsmen didn’t foresee her queen-size bed when they built the tight turn and narrow stairs to the bedrooms.
The Manly Solution: Create a queen-size hole through the plaster lath with a sawzall. The bed went up and she celebrated by tearing all the old wallpaper down. The devastation set off months of weekend commuting between the stairway and my trusty ShopSmith Mark V.
The clear white pine casework was designed to compliment the era of the home. Every element was shop-made. The arch provides needed headroom at the landing. The project cemented a wonderful DIY partnership.
Stairway to Heaven? One of my fellow Lumber-Jokers will take the bait.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.