Finally, the staircase railings and window trim.
Interior window trim (top), bay window trim (long pieces, right), staircase posts and railings (bottom).
Looking at the staircase posts and railings: There are two posts (they go vertically at the bottom of the staircase), a long rail for the long side of the staircase bannister, and a short rail for the short side of the staircase. The small square pieces are caps for the posts.
Interestingly the post at the bottom goes only on the outside of the staircase, like this. Not at the end. I guess they figure it will be too hard to see the end of the staircase through the windows. The front of the staircase is basically bare. I will probably add my own posts and trim later.
One post cap goes on the top of the post.
Long staircase railing goes on top of the long bannister, all the way up through to the second floor. The narrower part goes through the second floor opening.
The short bannister side. The post again goes on the outside only, with the post cap. Short bannister railing goes on top of the bannister.
Next: The second floor bannisters / railings.
Two bannister pieces, four posts, three post caps (only three), two railings.
On the long side: Two posts go on either end, on the outside only. They’re glued right onto the flat part of the bannister, not the ends. Horizontal railing goes on top.
On short side, two posts sandwich the banister on one end. The bare end of the short side is glued to the bare end of the long side.
The assembly upside down, keeping straight in my jig while the glue dries.
The railing will go here on the second floor. I won’t glue until I have the flooring and wallpaper in place. The end of the long banister section meets with the staircase bannister to sort of form a post. A post cap will go on top of this.
From the side. I’ve already put the post caps on the short side but will wait to install to do the long side.
Interior Window Trim
There is nothing much to the window trim. Take the rectangular pieces:
Paint and finish. The plastic window piece gets glued to the underside of the trim, and then the whole thing is glued over the window opening from the inside.
I’ll show more pics of window trim as I paper and finish the inside of the house.
And that is more or less it! The kit has been put together all the way through to the end of the instructions.
All that’s left is to decorate and move in. I’ll continue to show my finishing process, and also provide overall thoughts and tips on this house.