|Project by Sanding2day||posted 12-23-2013 09:10 AM||1373 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This 18” staircase was an order providing a means for a Chihuahua to reach the client’s bed. Fun little project consisting of Maple Cabinet Ply with 3” risers and 5” runs cut on the bandsaw. Rounded over Walnut steps with dados cut for glued emplacement onto the ply and sections of Maple cut to cover the Ply on each step. One Oak brace was placed in the middle bottom using pocket holes screws.
The top step was placed at a 45 in order to attain the desired height using on hand ply supply and was locked in with two inverted nails and glue. I was initially conflicted about this configuration but believe it adds a nice element given the user. Sanded to 320 and finished with a single coat of semi-gloss poly on the inside and two coats on the outside.
This project certainly makes me wish I had a 2nd floor as I would really like to make full size steps for an actual staircase. Really like the look of finished Walnut steps. One day perhaps…