Stairs for Our New Haus #2: Upper Cattle Guard

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Blog entry by schroeder posted 07-17-2011 10:22 PM 1439 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Sketchup first - the Plan Part 2 of Stairs for Our New Haus series Part 3: Dry fit the "Cattle Gaurd" »

So… Been working on the landing (AKA “Cattle Guard”). I can see right away that….This is going to be a big project for me. Many complex joints, but more than anything else is lotsa sand – Dark wood is unforgiving – I’m going to pin all the joints and cover with Mountain Mahogany plugs in the G~n~G style – they compliment the Walnut and cost nothing compared to Ebony. It’s a good start! I know the carcass doesn’t meet code, but we don’t have any kids and the only place there is potential is on the landing – there is a 5 1/2” opening between rails. It’ll work until after I’m dead.
The next big decision is trying to figure out the round-overs. I don’t want any sharp edges, but the joints require a lot of thought before I just start rounding over – So far Great Fun!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 02:30 AM

Very nice Schroeder. I like the look.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 02:57 AM

Thanks Karson, It is turning out to be quite the project…

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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