Making steps


Old 04-18-04, 05:40 AM
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Making steps

I have never made stairs before and from what I read and formulating a tread pattern I think I have a clue on the stair cut that I need but here are the numbers if anyone can confirm this for me I would greatly appreciate it.

Height of the deck surface is 40 inches
Length of the stairs is 80 inches

Now I figured it to be 5 steps with an 8 inch rise and a 10 inch run is this correct, cutting this from a 2X12

Thank You
Old 04-18-04, 11:19 AM
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You are on the right track, but rather than cut the stringers yourself, you COULD buy them pre cut at any big box store or lumberyard. Saves a lot of time and frustration!!

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