Enter the Sandman

Today, Luis finished building the stair treads and risers — and began sanding down the raw wood, starting with 40-grit sandpaper.

Looking down from the loft above at the completed treads and risers -- before Luis picked up all his tools and swept the stairs clear for sanding.
Looking down from the loft above at the completed treads and risers — before Luis picked up all his tools and swept the stairs clear for sanding.
The final piece of square-edged nosing where the stairs meet the hallway floor. This is actually an assembly of two pieces of hickory, cut and glued and nailed together.
The final piece of square-edged nosing where the stairs meet the hallway floor. This is actually an assembly of two pieces of hickory, cut and glued and nailed together.
While Luis worked on the stairs, Cris from Ranserve mounted this storage unit into position next to the stairs, then trimmed the face with hickory. The idea for this adapts from the Japanese Genken -- the entry hall where everyone removes their shoes before actually walking further into the house.
While Luis worked on the stairs, Cris from Ranserve mounted this storage unit into position next to the stairs, then trimmed the face with hickory. The idea for this adapts from the Japanese Genkan — the entry hall where everyone removes their shoes before actually walking further into the house.
Over the past three days, Steven has collected the hickory cutoffs as Luis discards the wood he does not need. Steven is storing the beautiful wood in the garage -- just in case it is needed and for potential future projects.
Over the past three days, Steven has collected the hickory cutoffs as Luis discards the wood he does not need. Steven is storing the wood in the garage — just in case it is needed and for potential future projects. There is no need to throw away such beauty.
Luis turns the corner around the landing to the Genken bench -- and checks his work by touch.
Luis turns the corner around the landing to the Genkan bench — and checks his work by touch.
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