In the wall section of the free how to build stairs instruction section of this website, it will show you how to locate the height of your stair landing. If you are following the instructions properly and not skipping ahead (too much) or going back and forth (not enough), then you should be in pretty good shape.

Remember, this free how to build stair instruction section was designed as a step-by-step, easy to follow guide, but you need to follow these instructions, step-by-step and understand every part of the stair construction process, to get the most value, for your time.

As a general rule of some, a stair landing cannot be less than 36 inches in width, in either direction. However, you should check with your local building department, for more information.

This is one of the biggest mistakes, professional stair builders make and I don't want you to follow in their footsteps. All of your stair landing measurements will need to be adjusted for any variations or discrepancies.

You must understand how the stair nosing, overhang or undercut will affect the over all, finished stair landing measurement. I usually subtract the overhang, plus the width of the stair riser, from the front of the landing, to solve this problem.

The main thing to remember is the exact location, of the front of the stair treads, not the front of the stair stringer.

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