I have successfully produced my first set of stairs - they may only be four
rises high, but I feel a sense of achievement. They lead up to the verandah
of my kids' cubby-house.
To give them a really "finished-off" appearance, I would like to do
something nice with the tops of the newell posts. I have seen other posts
with the tops "routered" I think, but I can't imagine how I would set up and
control my 2HP router to get a neat finish. I have tried chamfering the
edges with a planer, but got fairly poor results and a lot of chipping-out.
Can anyone suggest a reliable method for somebody relatively new to this
Are the posts 4 x4's? ... if so, the BORGS (don't about Oz) sell caps of
various sizes already made that save a bunch of time and look nice ... just
apply construction glue/liquid nails and you're done.
That said, I've beveled the edges with a circular saw set at 45 degrees to
good effect. Easier to do with the posts on a saw horse, but quite doable
after installation with a steady hand.
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