Tuesday 21 August 2012

The Darkside Of Stairs

A fairly unrewarding job today. Not that's its not been challenging it's just that no one will really know what I've done when it's covered over.
I've been battening out the underside of a flight of stairs (and now I've got to plasterboard it). If I do it right the plasterer will be able to skim a beautiful twisting curve all the way up underside of these stairs.
Looking up at the underside of the stairs
As you can see from the photo I've had to add a fair few battens to get the curve right . I've also been using the electric plane to take the edges off of these battens on the correct side so it all flows from one side to the other as it twists. This is a job that would be eaiser with the traditonal lath and plaster but I can't see the plasterer mixing anything up with horse hair in!
Quite a frustrating job really - but it will look good and should add some character to the house when it's done!


  1. At least you have a photo of it and you know what a good job you've made of it. Kind of like putting all the right organic stuff in the soil to grow vegetables, lots of easy ways to do it with chemicals and nobody sees the difference but you know it's there.

  2. Kev I think that looks beautiful and yes I do appreciate at least a bit of the effort involved.

  3. You're a patient and talented fellow to go to that effort!

  4. Thanks for all your kind comments guys. It's worth while really! Just been doing so much stuff thats going to be covered over lately!
    Thanks again


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