Tread And Riser Angles

I created a tread and riser angle chart to provide you with the angle of a stairway, using different treads and risers. For example, if you're going to use a 12 inch stair tread (this would be the depth of the stair step, not the width of the stairway) and a 5 1/2 inch riser (this would be the height of each step), the stairway would have a 24° angle. Stairs with larger angles are going to be harder to use than once with smaller angles.

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stair angle chart for stair construction

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