Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Stringer Layout - Construction Of Stairway

Stair stringer layout is the method used to properly mark the structural supports for a set of stairs that uses stringers. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of a stair stringer that has been laid out and is now ready to cut. Stair stringers come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and can be made out of variety of different building materials.

Is It Hard To Lay Out A Stair Stringer?

It's probably the hardest part of building a stairway. Let me rephrase that, it's probably the hardest part of building a stairway, correctly.

One of the biggest problems with even experienced stair builders would be all of the individual things you need to take into consideration. Flooring, handrails, newel posts, banisters, drywall backing, nosing, etc..

Every once in awhile you run across a set of stairs, for an outdoor deck or front porch that isn't difficult to figure out, but when you get into some of the more complicated stair designs and custom homes, you better have your thinking cap on.

When you're laying out a stair stringer you need to understand what goes where and how it's going to affect each stair step.


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