But onto the DIY progress - which is now DIO - do it ourselves - as Honey has jumped in to
|What's wrong - picture 1|
This is not a true before picture - this is the very first riser on ground level. We had already replaced it because the original riser did not touch the newel post and only touched the ground in 2 little spots. What is still wrong - notice the bow in the 2nd riser and the lean in the stringer. The entire center stringer had been made from a twisted piece of wood. There was over a 5 inch shift to the right from bottom to top. And every other tread had that same bow to it. So honey designed a bracing system to try and straighten it out and give it some stability by connecting it to the concrete
|bracing system, plus notice the top tread support has 3 pieces of wood now. We glued and screwed those in to try to add stability and to striaghten the ones that were the most twisted. It seems to have worked|
|Bracing system - we added to the stringer at every other tread support.|
Oh - but before we got to this point we had to deal with this:
|What's wrong with this picture 2|
|Garbage under stairs left by builder|
EWWWWW...We expected some debris - but this was ridiculous. There were BOXES of trash. Most of it would not have even been used in this portion of the house. So they obviously brought their trash there and sealed it into the stairs rather than take it and dispose of it - there were paycheck stubs (so now we know who you are...) food wrappers, cable and electrical trash, lots of insulation, about a 5 inch layer of sawdust, wood scraps, sheet rock, shingles - you name it - we found it. To this degree
|1 of 4 bags we hauled out - hey do you think this could count as the July decluttering update at Noni's?|
But Honey was so sweet about this - he knows my germophobic self would have had a melt down soo he did this
Well (as my daughter calls this)Laurel and Hardy build a staircase updates will continue soon with all our trials on this.
Hope all is well in DIY land and you are all staying cool!!