A few more steps, a few more spindles
I managed to get just a few more spindles on the main stairs this weekend. It's slow progress, but they are making their way down the steps, one step at a time. Here is a photo of the 4 steps with spindles.
Here is an exploded view of the spindle assembly:
You can see in the exploded view just how the spindle assembly is put together. There are 5 pieces of 1x1 white oak and 10 screws. 6 screws hold the assembly together (3 on each end) and 4 screws hold the assembly in place on the step (2 on each end). I also glue the pieces together for added strength.
Oh, in other news, the painter starts on Tuesday to paint the exterior trim! He says he can paint all of the trim in 5 days (brush, no spraying), but depending on the weather, that will probably take close to two weeks. I can hardly wait to get that done.