I got a lot done today as I’m getting closer to finishing the porch that has turned out to be my main summer and, evidently, early fall project. On Thursday I solicited opinions on how I should cut the chamfers on the spindles for the railings over the stairs. While a slight majority favor the more traditional “B” option, I got enough in support of the angled version “C” that I decided to build a prototype from a scrap piece of wood.
As you can see in the photo, the chamfers stop at the top and bottom to maintain the same angle as the rails. This is no harder to do than to have the chamfers finish on a level line. I wasn’t so sure about this option “C” when I proposed it, but I think it is growing on me. My son William has come down against it, but he is easily bribed. Any last minute opinions?
Next (on the porch project): “Finishing the porch lattice work”