Double Check Your Measurements
Okay, you've already
heard me mention how important it is to double check all of your
measurements, but reputation is usually the best teacher. I'm only going
to say it one last time, but whether you're building a simple stairway
or a complicated staircase, you need to double check every measurement,
It also wouldn't be a bad idea to triple check all of your critical measurements, either. I usually measure something, make a mark and then re-measure it, before making any cuts.
Most of the time all of my measurements are correct, but every once in awhile, they aren't. Let's face it, we all make mistakes, but there is no need to pay the price, for a mistake that you could have done something about.
Some of the most successful stair builders I've met, do the exact same thing that I do. They double check all of their stair stringer measurements, landing positions and important calculations.