How Do I Build A Staircase?

A look at how to build a staircase when remodeling.
asked Dec 17, 2012 in Remodeling by answernest

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When remodeling your home, one of the things that you may want to do is replace the staircase or add a new one. If you take your time, this is something you can do yourself.
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You will need one inch by twelve inch treads and two inch by sixteen inch stringers. The ******** is the vertical part of the staircase that supports the treads. The treads are where you walk, and the space between the treads is the riser. Measure the vertical height of the staircase from the landing point to the height of the upper floor. Then, measure the horizontal length of the staircase. The typical riser height is seven inches, so divide the height by seven, and this will give you the number of steps that you need. Because the first step is the floor, the number of risers will be one more than the number of steps. Next you will need to lay out the stairs on the stringers. The longer arm should be eleven inches, and the shorter arm should be ten inches. Now cut the treads and attach them to the stringers. Once they are complete, finish them with paint or varnish.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by answernest