Rebuilding Lake House Stairway Landings

Rebuilding Lake House Stairway Landings

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.

Jon Hardin


By day, Jon is the CEO of a software company. Outside of work, Jon is an avid home improvement enthusiast who enjoys a wide variety of renovation, landscaping, and other projects.

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