If I’d had one more eight-footer I could have done a thing. As it is I’ll cut them all to just over banister length and put those redwood caps on them, then paint them red. Three will still serve well enough as columns for the eventual roof, I’ll just need to find a not-very-ugly way to extend them.
Tomorrow I need to firm up the catwalk and stairs, then I’ll get to work on the railings. Think I’ll need to borrow Neighbor S’s table saw, since the plan calls for ripping some 2X4s.
The plywood floor is strictly temporary but it really should last for years: It’s pieced in but I’m not completely unhappy with the way it came out. Next time I’m in town I’ll see if I can score a quart or two of gray floor paint. The whole thing is constructed so I can replace it with pressure-treated 2X4s or 2X6s should I ever gather enough.
I do believe that’s the longest single day of work I’ve put in since last summer’s framing party. I’ve got sunburn on my suntan.