Refurbish you old , broken outdoor steps into new, beautiful outdoor steps.
For my parents anniversary I decided to redo there back door steps as an anniversary gift.
I known its not a great gift but this is all I know, so I thought why not give it a whirl.
Note:At the end comment if you saw my new assistant. She is in training to be a seeing eye dig and so i thought exposing her to the loud sounds would be good for her training.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Power Drill and Sander
Wood (I used 2x10s)
3 inch outdoor screws(1 pound)
Step 2: Tear Down
First off your need to tear out all your old boards. I decided to keep the old frames because they were still in good condition. Make sure you get all the old screws and nails out.
Step 3: Cut
Your cut list is determined by your old stairs unless you decide to change to sizes. After I finished the steps and fronts I took a router and did the edges. This really gives it a smoother and more professional look.
Step 4: Prepare
Since this is an outdoor wood projects your need to stain or paint it. I wanted a more natural look so I went with stain. Make sure you sand it thoughly and go with the grain not against it.
Step 5: To Stain or Not to Stain? That Is the Question
I went with an outdoor sealing stain called "Old American Wood". But once again its up to you if you stain or paint it.
Step 6: DONE!!!!
I was really happy with how nice it turned out. The pictures I'm afraid aren't very good, but you get the picture!
I decided to use the old wood to burn in my outdoor woodburner, and to scrap and get some money of them.
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Questions, Comments, Ideas,Advise, let me know!
Till next time, God Bless and good day.