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Today I addressed the issue that although the ceilings in this part of the house are the equivalent of 8 1/2′ tall, those in the rest of the house will be the equivalent of 10 1/2′. Which means I need stairs in the hallway in order to get the floor to the correct height for when I add the next section of the house.

So I traced out a pattern on the floor.

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Then I started building the corner stairs.

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One of the last steps will be in the nursery itself.

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So it will end up looking something like this:

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Having finished the stairs, I stained them a nice walnut color.

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Next I started creating a hardwood floor for the hallway.

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And put it in place to see if it worked.

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I haven’t done the trim yet, since I am still unsure of how thick the baseboard will be. But I stained the part I had done, as well as the door to the linen closet.

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I also added studs in all the rest of the walls except the north bathroom wall, so the second floor is really starting to take shape now.

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And the dog is just happy to be able to run around in all the new rooms and play peek-a-boo with the stairs…

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Good night.