The day finally came for me to hand over my project to a third party contractor. Instead of taking it one step at a time, I decided to have them do all twelve. (Ba-dum-dum..crash)
So I go from this fine pine leftover staircase with temporary landing...
I know what you're thinking. Why is there a half wall of brick ramming this man's staircase? Unfortunately, my sewer outlet pipe runs through it. It's a bit off putting but after I finish the top of the half wall, it'll looks better. And from the side as you look at the brick, it's worth it.
After the contractor finished the landing, I could see it wasn't exactly square. So instead of shimming it out to square, the contractor just installed the hardwood. So now the landing looks a little crooked if you look at it long enough. bummer.. But I did catch the contractor trying to install god awful brackets on the side.
The brackets cover the profile of each tread and riser. (Note the gap for the last 5 steps in the picture above) So with a little advice from B, I used my router and fabricated these. Each step was not exactly the same height or length so it was truly a custom job. I'm pretty happy with the results.