Stairs, Balusters, Railing & more…

I am getting a bit closer to having the first floor staircase compete, the staircase is completely handmade, using basswood for the treads (steps), paperboard for the stringers (thats what the threads/steps sit on, paperboard for the risers (back of the step), florist wire for the balusters, (spindles) paperboard for the railing and I decided to carve down a newel post, although I’m not sure if I like it 100% or not…Might be a bit to plump at the base? What do you think?

The staircase is in a VERY ROUGH state at this time, I promise you will see a remarkable difference with its progression…

Remember in the last post the Hear Thee Hear Ye comment!!! Well I DO NOT WANT TO reconstruct this staircase!!!

OH, and in the previous door post, I said the exterior front door was being reconstructed, the exterior of the door is finished, minus the hardware, HOWEVER…that doesn’t mean the interior of the door is complete, as you can clearly see in the image below!!!



Looks like the builder left a bit of a mess for someone to clean up! OH thats ME!



Front Door Fix

It seems I have be negligent towards the French Chateau build, while operating the Tiny Dwelling Etsy shop, so….. I set aside a bit of time to work on the Chateau.

Well….. instead of starting on another interior room, I decided the front door was not to scale with the rest of the exterior facade, so….a tiny bit of demolition was need to remove the old (shorter) door to make room for the more appropriate sized door…
I’m much happier now, with the overall front facade with the new door size…

Looking at the before door, notice the size of the door in comparison to the windows… TO SMALL!!! I’m not sure why I didn’t notice this when I originally constructed the door to begin with!!! I was probably so excited about the whole house, that I overlooked it!!!
Hear Thee or Hear Ye: Do it right the first time, so you’re not redoing it later!!!

Door hardware pending…

*Excuse the light exposure, I HAVE NOT repainted the HOUSE!

Also, notice I added a touch of Autumn to the front steps, even thou the house isn’t finished, I can still decorate the steps!!!