Saturday, September 11, 2010

Planning the Next Step

Now that the door is in and framed, the process of sealing up the seams and eventually creating the foundation for the step must now begin. My plan is to caulk and use expanding foam to prevent drafts, and then flash at the bottom of the door.

The next big decision is what sort of decking/flooring to use on the step. First I'll have to shim it properly to get the right pitch, then flash and waterproof the thing before putting on the final covering.

Since it's only one step, I feel like we could use just about anything and even it's expensive, it isn't a lot of material. I'd like to use some sort of hard wood, like oak, and then just protect it with decking stain.

Ideally, we could use a maple board cut from the tree cut on our land, but my friend with the mill has been noticeably absent, and once again highlights the difficulties one must face when asking for favors. Things don't always work out like you plan them.

Oh well, such is life. Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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