Remember when we cut a hole in the wall for a door going from the nursery to the current laundry room?DSC_0321(Eventually, this will lead to an en suite bathroom, but for the time being, we just wanted the door cut and dust over with before baby comes.)

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We picked up an antique door from Habitat for Humanity and it worked out well.  The only issue is there’s something like a 2.5 foot gap from the nursery to the laundry room– quite the step up or down, and not particularly safe.

So, using his grandfather’s circular saw (talk about a nice legacy!), David set about making a step!

DSC_0362We don’t have the most sophisticated equipment here, but we make do with what we do have!

DSC_0364After he measured and cut the wood, he set about making them into a box for the step!

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As a spectator, the whole thing was pretty easy!  🙂DSC_0348

 

 

After he made basically an open-sided box, we tested it out and stepped on it.  It was really sturdy!DSC_0349

 

But just to be safe, he added an extra plank of wood underneath to support the top.

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Ta da!  There it is in position!  We haven’t secured it yet– before we do, my question is (to anyone with experience doing this before, which is clearly not us): would you do anything else before you secure it?  (Add more support?  Paint it for aesthetics?  Add a tread or something to it now?)  Otherwise we’ll just go ahead and bolt it in for now!