, We are getting to the good part With snow threatening to stick, and noticeably less light each day, winter is fast approaching up at the Momplex We have been blessed with a beautiful fall (THANK YOU for your thoughts and prayers for good weather!), and are still optimistic about getting a roof on the
, Once I was sure the ongoing moisture wasn t building up any longer on the steps, I was ready to replace some boards! To complete the project we decided to give the stairs a new coat of paint to help the new boards blend in and just generally give the front porch a little update you could really see the
, Step Once you have your handrail figured out, start by building the main straight section The top x and bottom x should be the overall length of your straight section x posts are attached with countersunk screws and wood glue through top and bottom If your handrail extends more than feet
, So we use a jigsaw to finish the corner cuts Since this is an exterior application, we need to seal the cut edges to prevent the wood from rotting We use WOODLIFE CopperCoat to seal the cut edges We will also seal the cut ends of the treads later on Speaking of treads We cut those out of x exterior
, This isn t kgate in the sense that there s a scandal involving a deck (sorry Olivia Pope) but for anyone who might want to learn how to build a literal deck So after cutting mine to length, I attached the first one at the center point of my gate on both the top and the bottom using two decking screws
, Building a stairway can be, to some, the most intimidating tasks any builder amateur or professional tackles But an outdoor stairway is generally How to Make Outdoor Steps Safe Falls are the number one cause of injuries around the home, and slippery outdoor wooden stairs can often be the culprit.
, So I commited the great sin of painting all the walls white.Well, off white and in the natural light, it really looks more like the intentionally blah color of primer, shouting, repaint me!!!Or in this case, either start the biggest sanding job of your life or learn how to do a faux wood painting technique.