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.
If you are building a deck with stairs, you will need to install a stair railing. Here is how you do it.
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 is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for an Arts and Crafts inspired railing. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
We will cover the most important components of building a guardrail. In addition, I want you to see how we added backing behind the drywall and how we continued the rail down the rake of the ceiling so the balusters could be …
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.