Thursday, September 29, 2016

Attic Stairway Installation

For the past 20 years, our attic has been accessible only thru a hole in our closet ceiling. You have to put a ladder under the hole and lift yourself up into the attic. Not cool! But, I've used that process to store all the "stuff" that we've accumulated that I want to keep....but really have no use for! In keeping with the notion that we need to do all the messy jobs before the new carpet comes, we proceeded over the past two days to install a drop-down stair to the attic!

I say "we"...but you all know that Duane did all the hard work!  I stood by handing tools up and fetching items as they were needed.

First, Duane located and measured the exact area to cut out the ceiling.  This is the hallway leading to all the bedrooms.

Then he started the cutting process.  All the joists had to be cut and a new framework to support the door had to be installed.

And this post makes it look easy...but it was quite a process!! 

And there you have it!  I'm pleased with my new walk-up stairway!!  We're done for the day - will have to tackle the trimwork and paint next week.

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

That's amazing...I'm sure it was a lot of work...It looks great now...remember when Eaven was about 10 or so and we came for a visit and you went up there to get some Legos...