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Starting with engineered-lumber stringers and careful, creative blocking, contributing editor Rick Arnold's stair framing method ensures that the structural staircase resists cracking, shrinking, and warping. In this Web exclusive, Arnold also shows how offsetting the stringers slightly allows for installation of notch-free skirtboards when trimming the staircase.
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Whether it's four steps or four flights, the framing basics for safe, comfortable stairs are the sameby John Spier
A foolproof method for installing skirtboards, treads, and risersby Bruce Abernathy
A frame-and-panel box, dressed up with molding, creates an elegant anchor for a stairwayby Gary Striegler
34 steps to building cut-stringer stairsby John Spier
A temporary form and laminated plywood stringers make building these stairs easier than you might thinkby Mike Guertin
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