Are Stairways Easy To Build?
By Greg Vanden Berge
To answer your question, yes to some people and no to
others. I have met some people who can't even imagine building a set of
stairs and would rather hire someone, simply because it is too difficult
to do. However, that's not necessarily going to be the case all of the
With a little common sense and a stairway that isn't too difficult to build, I sincerely believe most people can assemble a simple Straight set of stairs.
If the stairway is curved, circular or even split up by a couple of stair landings, this stairway could be simply beyond the capability of your average homeowner or handyman, let alone someone who doesn't have very much experience working in the construction industry.
Here's the secret to building a set of stairs and most stair building masters or master stair builders, don't want you to know about it. Buy a book on stair building and I don't mean to just buy any book, buy a book with a lot of pictures and illustrations.
If you purchase a book with a lot of pictures you're going to get a nice visual idea on how to construct and build a simple set of stairs. You could even gather enough information from one of these books to build a more complicated stairway.
Don't be discouraged and never look at anything as too difficult to build. If someone else can do it, there's a good chance that you can do it also. With a little common sense and the proper education, I sincerely believe that anyone can assemble any set of stairs, with the a little guidance.Look for a book that simplifies the entire process.