Mom and Dad were up these past couple of weeks helping out. They finished the stairs, made lots of meals, wrote a better temperature plot, and went out hiking and kayaking with us. I don’t seem to be very good at instructing kayak surfing, but the waves were mild enough that everyone had fun.
We had waited this long to varnish the stairs because they were installed green and needed time to dry. We wanted open tread staircases, and the solution our contractor came up with that met code was to use some thick slabs of pine for the treads. They were installed and securely bolted while wet. Surprisingly, they have only minor cracking after a year of drying and shrinking.
|Original installation. From land|