We are finishing up the major work in a bedroom renovation and also we"re now trying to tackle a sort of finicky component: the old trap door in the floor.
For background, we"re on the third floor of a three-story conexecute. Previously, this was a storage room that looked sort of choose a barn. The trap door caused an emergency set of rear-leave stairs. The flooring was rough-hewn pine subfloor.
We have actually set up a new, level 5/8-plywood subfloor and also we desire to keep the stair access for emergencies. Otherwise, the stairs will never be supplied. We are installing 1.5-inch birch hardlumber flooring.
For recommendation, the stairs are in a corner of the room, (unhelpfully behind the ladder in this photograph):
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If you"re looking right down at the opening for the trap door, it looks choose this:
Our vague principle of what we want the finimelted product to look like is this (random photo we got hold of from the internet):