Originally Posted by kris77
Building stairs off my front porch.
30" to the ground.
I've figured out i'll need 4 steps at 7.5" rise each. 10" run. Top step even with the porch.
I just use a regular square right to lay out my stringers?
Put a mark at 7.5 on the thin side and 10 on the thick side and line it up and mark my lines right?
Sorta like this...Top left corner...
Yes , you use a framing square and yes , put one side on 7 1/2" ( rise ) and one side on 10" ( run )
After you cut those out you need to reduce the bottom rise by the thickness of the boards you are going to put on the stringers for steps
For example , if you are going to use standard 2x material , which is 1 1/2" thick , you need to reduce your bottom rise by 1 1/2" , or to 6" in your case