Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Give Me a Hand

Last summer BJ commented that it would be nice to have a grab handle inside the door. We actually stopped at a Home Depot somewhere in Eastern Washington on our way to Spokane and purchased one, but held off on the installation thinking we might find something better.

Since we've given the handle six months to age, I figured it was time to get it off the bench and get it installed. It took longer to drive to the hardware store to get the right length screws and acorn nuts than it did to install the handle. The upper three screws use stainless washers since they're exposed on the back side of the stair bulkhead.

The lower three screws also use acorn nuts, but with cheaper washers since they're hidden inside the cabinet that forms the right hand side of the stairs.

Turns out, I rather like the handle and wonder why we didn't do it sooner.


  1. Nice looking job. Always nice to have something to grab on to.

  2. I can't believe there is such a thing as "acorn nuts"...well, in spite of the real acorn nuts that is...which is redundant, now that I think about it. Oh, never mind. ;-)

    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Your comment made me laugh out loud!