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Project by JCWoodworks posted 07-20-2013 11:33 AM 957 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stairs off deck to beach. Treads and risers are 1×4 or Tigerwood ripped to 2 1/2” with radius edges added, oiled with Penofin exterior finish. Posts and balusters are clear seater with Cabot weathering stain, Top rails and post caps are Sapele mahogany.
Rails joined by mortise and tenon (scrap mahogany) as shown in last picture. Would not do that again!
Framing was pressure-treated, Only stainless fasteners used, all screw holes clogged only fasteners visible are on the outside 4×4 posts.
Spacing of boards allowed for sand to all thru, but added a foot shower at stair entry also.

-- JCWoodworks





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Makarov

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 12:49 PM

Nice work. Welcome to Lumberjocks

Eric

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 01:46 PM

You did a real nice job on these steps.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Picklehead

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 06:19 PM

You know, the pictures probably don’t do your work justice. I should probably come see them in person. Maybe sometime in February? It would probably be too cold for you, but warm for us up here at the North Pole. Nice work.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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JCWoodworks

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 04:19 PM

Since they are in Delaware, stairs probably will be covered with snow in Feb :) They would like to meet too, but have trouble traveling on their own (hopefully).

-- JCWoodworks

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Karson

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#5 posted 07-22-2013 06:19 PM

Beautiful set of stairs. I might have to check them out.

Thanks for you comment on my Thorsten Table.

-- 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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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 07-22-2013 06:57 PM

Well done on the stairs. Do you have a close up picture of the wood before oiling?

Arlin

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

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 04:37 PM

Awesome work on those wonderful set of stairs. Like the wood choices and the joinery. I’m sure they will last long to be enjoyed. Excellent work!

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JCWoodworks

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 02:19 PM

Arlin – here is the Tigerwood pre-oiling pre sanding, as shipped to me. The striped figure in these 1×4s is about standard.

-- JCWoodworks

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Arlin Eastman

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#9 posted 07-27-2013 02:28 PM

Wonderful wood and also a nice addition to the house.

Arlin

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

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#10 posted 07-27-2013 03:35 PM

Nice job on the stairs. Really like how you did the landing, much more interesting than just running the boards straight.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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