Jan 1, 2011 . I've been building stairs inside homes and on decks for almost 30 years. There are lots of viable methods that . Rather than consult an engineer, I rely on the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA 6) from the American Forest & Paper Association's American Wood Council (free at..
The parts of the stairs you walk on are called treads, while risers take their name from the "rise" measurement. All staircases have the same primary parts. Stringers are the slanted parts that provide support to the structure. Use either 2x10-inch or 2x12-inch lumber to build the stringers. Stringers must be spaced at a..
Learn how to build deck stairs using 2x12 stringers. . A deck's stairway should be planned for carefully, so that all the stair rises (the vertical height of the steps) and all the tread depths (the horizontal length of the step runs) are equal. . If treads are 2-by lumber, stringers can usually be as far apart as 16 inches on center
Apr 25, 2017 . When I build a new set of steps, I make sure a flat piece of treated lumber is bolted to the masonry landing. I then notch the wood stair stringers so they lock into this flat horizontal piece of lumber. When the steps are complete, you can't see this flat piece of lumber as it sits under the first tread above the..