This project was challenging on a number of fronts. Most specifically, cutting a 56" x 56" hole in someone's living room is nothing to take lightly! The customer wanted to install steel circular stairs on his ranch style home, made by Spiral Stairs of America, based in Erie, on Franklin Avenue. After analyzing the situation we proceeded to design two temporary support walls, installed headers and sister floor joists to ensure the missing floor area was supported properly and according to building codes. All went well, The stairs were built exactly to our specifications and they were installed in just under an hour. Bringing in the 12' tall steel stairs in one piece was another challenge, since they had to be "corkscrewed" through the side door and then again as it went "down the hole" to it's final resting place on the basement floor. Here are some photos of the stairway, the railings, and yours truly.
Again, the homeowner decided to assist in this project. I can always use an extra hand!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Here is a recent project I completed in Erie. It involved re-framing an existing breezeway, adding two new windows, two new doors, and vinyl siding. The owner wanted to get involved, so we did it together. They bought many of the materials, and I provided additional labor, tools, and advice. A fun project that didn't take very long.