That is the sound of a very well intended DIY project hitting the brakes. I ran into a bit of a snag on the project that I wanted to do all by myself, now Honey has to step in and help. And it is going to prolong the project.
I had finished sanding the first section and was ready to stain when I noticed several nails in the baserail. Hmmm - what do these do. Oh oh - they are nailed all the way through the baserail,and into each tread. Augh.
That means switch gears. I need to now put the varathane on the treads and rip out the old ones, replace them - all before I stain the base rail. Ok - well time to do some demo!!!! Or not
And hope that we can then remove the treads without destroying the stringer. Gulp.
Does anyone have a great secret for removing liquid nails???????
And to top it off - our stringer was not made correctly. The top 2 stairs on the first half of the stair way are going to have to be "re-engineered" oh happy,happy,joy,joy!!!
Wish me luck!!