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!
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.
An unbroken expanse of flat deck can be bland and boring. Here is an idea to enliven a deck area with multiple levels, stepping up to a spa.
An unbroken expanse of flat deck can be bland and boring. Here is an idea to enliven a deck area with multiple levels, stepping down to the pool area.
Decks add an outdoor room to the house and ties together the houses staggered elements and levels out an uneven yard that is unusable.
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.