|Project by JCWoodworks||posted 07-28-2013 02:38 AM||1244 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
Front entry stairs designed to drain daily trodden in sand, and no slip in heavy rains.
Took way to long but here is what I used:
Ipe 5/4 material ripped to 2 inch wide for stair lip, biscuit joints with titebond 3 and trim screws
Tread-grid of clear Western Red Cedar ripped into 1×1s with spacers, screwed and glued as a stack
Mahogany for vertical kick plate corners
Standard pressure treated 1×10 framing with Peel and stick rubber flashing over all horizontal framing surfaces
1 inch round 1w stainless steel waterproof LED lights, a bit of a spaceship look at night my wife says…
With the ipe cantilevered lip, cedar did flex a bit with heavy traffic so in year two I added Stainless 1/8 flat bar epoxied in 3/4 dados. Drilled it and screws thru stainless flat bar to allow removal of treads, and no visible fasteners.
A friendly neighborhood cat took to sunning itself shortly thereafter.