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Framing Stairs with a Landing

An L-shaped staircase is less complicated than you might think, and the framing techniques shown here will improve even the most basic set of stairs.

A staircase with a landing isn't as challenging to build as you might think. It requires the same basic processes and calculations as a regular set of stairs, according to FHB contributing editor Rick Arnold. As with a regular set of stairs, you first need to determine an accurate rise by measuring where the stairs begin and end. Then you can determine the riser height. Next, using the measurements you've calculated so far, you can build the stringer. Before cutting the stringers for an L-shaped staircase, you need to figure out the location of the landing. After the stringer is cut, it becomes a template for two additional stringers. Finally, the stringers are set in place, and you can finish building the stairs.

Framing Stairs with a Landing

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