For those of you graduating this week, here is a little post for you. You just completed the “Stairs” module. Looking around, there are stairs everywhere, and I found an unusual one this past weekend on one of my “leisure” activities.
A friend decided that he wanted to celebrate his birthday climbing Mt. Mansfield in Vermont….only the highest point in the state! We succeeded:
..and ending up having a birthday cake on the top of the mountain. Not bad for and old dude!
It occurred to me that we were climbing up a series of natural stairs and on the way down I was noticing some of the constructed stairs made by the park service. Here is one:
Simple stuff, but using the same principles you learned in the module….consistent unit rises and unit runs, comfortable ratios, solid construction, etc. These ones were made with 6 x 6’s and were mortised and lap-jointed into each other. Great “rough” carpentry….you can find it everywhere you look. Soon you will be contributing to the collection!