Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Dry Run - Handrail Construction Instructions

A dry run is when you pre-assemble a stairway. In other words, it's an excellent way to double check your stair stringers and other measurements. After you cut your first stair stringer, place it in its proper position, just to make sure that everything is working correctly.

The dry run method of stair construction, prevents you from making additional mistakes. If you cut your first stair stringer and there was something wrong, you could make the necessary adjustments, before cutting the rest of the stringers.

I've been cutting and installing stairways for 30 years and still double check all of my measurements, regularly, by using the dry run staircase assembly method.


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