By Andrew Engel
Stair development combines precision carpentry with tough math, so even skilled developers can locate it demanding. yet as this widely illustrated e-book demonstrates, any builder who can degree the gap among flooring can plan and construct a gorgeous set of stairs. through basically laying out the geometry, making plans, and building concerned, writer Andy Engel takes the reader from an easy constitution of framing lumber to a collection of stairs healthy for a king. From development and fitting railings to utilizing off-the-shelf stair elements, development Stairs lays out the method essentially and fully. the entire reader must is a router, observed, drill, and point. This raising e-book fills in the entire leisure -- step-by-step by way of step.
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The final step in building the landing is adding the subfloor. I almost always use 3/4-in. subflooring-either oriented strand One thing that slows down framing, as well as board (OSB) or plywood. To eliminate the chance of squeaks, secure the subfloor with contributes to inaccuracy, is locating the members before nailing them. I avoid this on land- adhesive and 2-in. screws spaced at 6 in. along the perimeter and at 12 in. in the field. ings by nailing 2x4 ledges to the bottom of the Laying Out the Stringers rim joists with 16d common nails every foot or so.
The miter angleshow the blade intersects the fence-should be darned close to 90°. It should be off by no more than a degree or two. The quickest way to set this angle is simply to eyeball the blade along the cut line. Align the open end first . For treads, start the template alignment at the outside of the skirtboard, paying particular attention to the back where a tread would return. Measuring the treads The treads are measured in much the same way, although [ don't worry at this point whether the returned end will be perfectly square to the inner skirtboard.
The riser miter will To avoid having to repeat the setup, J set the saw to a 45° bevel and make all the riser show, whereas the tread cut will be hidden by cove molding. cuts first. The angle of these cuts should be consistent, so it's a matter of matching the Cutting the skirtboard saw's miter angle to the riser layouts, locking it in place, and making the cuts. By the way, cuts My favorite tool for cutting skirtboards is a sliding compound-miter saw, but it's got to be with a sliding miter saw should never be made by pulling the saw toward you.
Building stairs by Andrew Engel