Country Retreat

Tumble Moon (Update 13)

This series of steps required a series of months to build. That’s how things roll in rural parts.

July 25, 2018

If you happen to notice that the last flight goes nowhere, you would be right. The steps that take you from that point to the front porch will be constructed of cedar, except for the decking and step treads, which are to be 2 x 6 “construction clear” redwood.

July 25, 2018. The concrete terraces and steps were topped with stone. At this point we were still waiting for the “construction clear” redwood and cedar to arrive before the steps up to the house could be built. Progress…

October 3, 2018

I no longer need to pole vault into my house.

October 3, 2018. PROGRESS at Tumble Moon! Front steps are done. The steps are constructed of cedar, and the decking and step treads are 2 x 6 “construction clear” redwood. The back deck and steps are to be built next. Then all this new woodwork will be painted the same color as the exterior of the house.

October 6, 2018

And here are Tumble Moon’s back steps and deck. Yay! Finally!

October 6, 2018. The steps were originally designed to go in the opposite direction along the side of the house. And yes, that would have looked better, but unfortunately, the house’s water shut off is located there, and blocking this access was not an option. The steps are shallow so that my dogs have an easier time going up and down them. The dog door is located just left of the door in photo.

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