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Building Stairs....HELP

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by kris77, May 31, 2013.

  1. May 31, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    kris77

    kris77 [OP] Born in the Backwoods

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    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...
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  2. Jun 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    I believe so..but after doing a set of porch stairs with a friend..we both agreed perfect stairs should be left for a professional stair maker XD
     
  3. Jun 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    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
     
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