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Began to build the back stairs this evening. Started by computing and drawing out the stairs on the side of the wall.

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Created the framework for the stairs.

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Added the risers.

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Cut out the treads and rounded off the front of each one.

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Stained the lot of them.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And glued the staircase together.

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Then I placed it into the stairwell to see how it would work.

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Placed it on the upper half to see how that would look.

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But I noticed there was a bit of a fit problem.  So I added a temporary wall and studs where the center wall would be…

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…and realized I had made the stairs too small. Turns out I measured off the length of a beam with floor and ceiling as opposed to the length of two walls and a stud; I’m an eighth of an inch off.  Sigh.

So I’ll be trying this over again…hopefully I’ll do a better job then.

For now…good night.