The House That Jack Built – Front Step Rail System

Antique Bronze balusters mounted in treated wood

A fresh snowfall has blanketed the landscape. The fall deer hunting season,  and Thanksgiving Day holiday are behind us. Now we turn our full attention back to working on the house.

Today, our front entrance rail system; antique bronze balusters set in treated wood, was designed and constructed.

Staining the treated wood and cement decking will have to wait until spring.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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