Nov 5, 2015 . As one deck builder recently told me, installing the bottom newel posts on a set of porch or deck stairs is a real PITA. To meet code, these posts have to be able to withstand 200-lb. lateral loads. And in some areas, the base of the stairs typically a post/stringer assembly has to be supported by footings..
Dec 1, 2017 . From a technical standpoint, there's nothing particularly difficult about building stairs for a deck, porch or shed. Anyone with basic carpentry skills can .. However, we completed the stairs first, and then attached the posts and built the handrail that codes usually require. Save this article for later by pinning it
Nov 29, 2013 . Because of the overall length and height of the stairs, and the span limitations for the composite railing, I had to move the bottom posts back a few inches to make sure I could span between ... Very helpful in my journey of learning how to build my first deck and making sure it's built to last and meets codes
Six railing posts were required on the deck surface. No posts were needed against the siding of the house because we planned to attach the railing section using a decorative 2x4 that capped the end of the railing section. But we also required two railing posts at the bottom of the deck stairs. So we had 8 railing posts in total..