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Build Like a Pro: Better Staircase Framing

A pro shares a framing method for high-performance stairs that resist cracking, shrinking, and warping

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.

November 1, 2007


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