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Todays project

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Travel'n Trees, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    Here's a project mixing celtic steps and country manor walls. With only 3 cuts, I would have done more on the steps but customer wanted it that way.

  2. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I am 6'4" and 369 lbs (as of this morning), I might get stuck in that staircase!! just seems a bit narrow.
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    That is too narrow. You should have at least a 4' wide staircase.
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    looks good!
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    If its what the customer wanted it looked good.

    I would of made it wider though.
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    It looks like the top tread is a little higher than the rest of the coping. Also, the 2nd cap on the left from the stair's 90 looks a little funky. Is that all straight right there?

    I also prefere mitred corners.

    They do look a little narrow. I had the same thing last year. I couldn't convince the customer to go wider -- they had stairs on the other side of the house as well, which is the main entry, and they wanted these to be narrow to discourage guests from heading to the back. oh well

    edit: I just realized you used Country manor wall and celtik steps. Why wouldn't you just use country manor for the whole thing?


    STONE SCAPES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Sorry joints to close for comfort. Should have cut some more blocks.

    close joints.jpg
  8. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,094

    Not to steal the thread. but does anyone have a section drawing on how the stairs like this are constructed... I hear of a lot of different methods... but I think I am dislexic SP? and I cant visualize things very well Do you built the wall and last tread and then build the stairs in between? .... Thanks!
  9. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Is it me or is the top of the right wall look wider than the bottom of the wall....the section to the right of the steps that is. I agree with the joints lining up.
  10. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 386

    Wow, it does, ive never built one like that before;)

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