By Andrew Engel
Stair construction combines precision carpentry with tough math, so even skilled developers can locate it not easy. yet as this generally illustrated ebook demonstrates, any builder who can degree the gap among flooring can plan and construct a beautiful set of stairs. via in actual fact laying out the geometry, making plans, and building concerned, writer Andy Engel takes the reader from an easy constitution of framing lumber to a suite of stairs healthy for a king. From development and fitting railings to utilizing off-the-shelf stair elements, development Stairs lays out the method essentially and fully. all of the reader must is a router, observed, drill, and point. This raising ebook fills in the entire relaxation -- step-by-step via step.
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That's a benchmark you can easily re-create anywhere along the stairs. You have to make sure to keep the bottom of the From these lines, you can use a protractor and a level to find the angle of the skirtboard's plumb and level cuts. Moving the plumb cut at the bottom of the skirt board forward makes it shorter. I usually make it the same height as the base molding that will be used on the landing. Penciling the top and bottom plumb cuts on the wall also provides two points to measure from to determine the overall length of the skirtboard.
To similarly position the template at the outer skirtboard. [ mark the tread, placing the point of the template that aligned with the skirtboard miter on the point where the tread return passes the end of the tread, and make the cut on a miter saw. A circular saw will also work. Attaching the Treads and Risers through the sub treads. That way, there are no Unlike many other repetitive stairbuilding operations, I don't cut all the treads and risers holes in the top of the tread to fill. That's not always possible, though.
From the bottom The second rim joist, the one the lower flight of stairs will abut, must be supported on riser (but not on the upper flight because the landing doesn't have the finish floor installed). both ends with posts. The height of the post on the side by the wall is easy to find-I actu- The landing's finish floor will be 3f4 in. higher than its sub floor. Since the stringers for ally measure and install it after I've nailed that rim joist to the infill joist that's secured to the the upper flight will rest in part (more on this soon) on the subfloor, the bottom riser must wall.