Over the past several weeks, I’ve been replacing rotting planks and rebuilding landings on the stairway down to the lake at the lake house. Before that, I had to clear away a ton of dirt and sand than had slid off the cliff face over the past two years. This was a lot of work, but opens up space and makes the final set of steps down to the lake much cleaner.
After clearing out the dirt and sand, I rebuilt the first of the landings.
I also replace stretches of railing on the way down the stairs.
A couple of days later, I replaced the 4×4 logs that were used to improve footing and give definition to the trail before the actual stairs start.
The following weekend, I got to work on the next landing that needed to be rebuilt.