Saturday, May 21st, 2011:
Finally got around to building steps into the tiny house. No more rickety milk crates to stumble up and down…
We opted to use treated wood for framing due to the exposed nature of the steps. Of greatest concern: the bottom of the frame would be in constant contact with the ground. While we’re not the bigest fans of treated lumber, we did want steps that would last and hold up to the elements.
The frame was built using 3 treated pre-cut stringers with a 2′ rise and treated 2X6’s. We decked the steps with cedar 2X6’s and put the entire contraption together with 3″ coated deck screws.
We were thrilled to have family stop through for a quick visit on their cross-country road trip. Many Thanks to Jason and Deirdre Traylor for the great company and helping hands. Made building steps fun!!