Build one of these inexpensive jigs for building your own stairs. It will save you lots of headaches.
Follow along and build a set of exterior steps. An easy and necessary project.
This tutorial will show you how to build stairs and calculate stair stringers.
Build an exterior stairs using pressure-treated wood with these free instructions.
These DIY steps will work for replacing an old set of stairs and for building stairs on a brand new deck. So grab your tools and lets start building!
This small deck is packed with features: composite decking, cantilevered seating nooks, a cedar pergola, custom railing, cascading stairs—all illustrated with solid, easy-to-understand construction details.
In-step drawers turn wasted space into a storage place.
Alternating half-treads let you climb in half the floor space – with greater safety. By adding a third stringer at the center and clipping each tread in half, you can stack steps much more compactly.
Building a staircase, even a short one, is not simple. It requires precise measurements and some careful calculations. From a technical standpoint, there is nothing particularly difficult about building stairs for a deck, porch or shed. Anyone with basic carpentry skills can make the necessary cuts and assemble the parts. And yet, stair building is arguably the most challenging task do-it-yourselfers will ever attempt.
Learn how to install stairs to an existing porch or deck; includes tips on working with stringers, treads, and risers; materials and tool lists.