Putting up railing, Week of September 9, 2000
We are moving on to some of the final touches now. This week we took the raw
lumber and planed it, thanks Randy! Then I carved the corners of the posts and
we figured out all the proportions of the railing dimensions.
One thing that made this whole job tough is that
there are no nails in any of the railing. We did it all with dowels and pegs so
there's no nail holes. Just like so many things on this house everything being
natural wood made the construction harder. Normally carpenters just shoot
everything full of nails then paint over it all.
Chris trying to get a
post in.. needless to say it's a handful.
I moved my temp office upstairs
to get out of the way of the railing construction. One day this is where my
office will really be.
Timber loves to sit up high
and look down on everything. Soon the only place he'll have to look out
unobstructed is down the stairs.