Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Level Cut - House Framing

A level cut would be any cut made in a horizontal direction or from right to left or vice versa. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a horizontal cut that was made in a stair stringer, to create the perfect resting place for the bottom of the O.S.B. stair tread.

Stair Building Tip: Try to make any level cuts or adjustments you need to, before attaching your stair stringers permanently, to the floors or landings. In other words try to plan everything out in advance, before building your stairs and then realizing that you forgot to cut something.

Sometimes level or plumb cuts can be difficult to make, after the stair stringer has been installed. To avoid a situation like this, it wouldn't be a bad idea to place the stair stringer or stringers into their proper position, before attaching them permanently. Remember, measure twice and cut once.

This should provide you with a pretty good idea, whether you will or won't need to make any plumb or level cuts.


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