I had mentioned before that one of the best things I think we purchased for our log home was the log staircases (up to the loft and down to the basement.) The main staircase has become a nice focal point in our home. We had the builder finish and stain the main staircase. To save money, Greg is doing the basement stairs himself. He's been working on lightly sanding the dirt tracks left from the people traffic and is now ready to finish staining. This has been a little hard to do as Marvin the cat keeps wanting to walk on these steps and see what his daddy is doing. Amazingly, the loud noise from the sander doesn't deter him.