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Thursday, May 24, 2007

restoration is hard

In order to put in the new joists and subfloor in the hallway, we had to remove the first step of the stairs. Fine, right? Well, because we are restoring the stairs instead of renovating, it meant that we had to be really, really careful, and save everything we removed. So here's what's on the floor of the screen porch right now:

As for how we're getting up the stairs right now...

We jump.


Malnurtured Snay said...

Y'know, if you'd seen Indiana Jones, you'd know how to use a lion whip to swing yourself across that chasm while John Williams' score played in the background.

Malnurtured Snay said...

Oh, also: when they built their house on a corner of what had been my grandfather's farm, my uncle and aunt used wood from her grandfather's barn for the stairs. Very cool use of otherwise almost useless wood remains!