A while back I alluded to this project. Finally time to stop the procrastination and get it underway. It’s a second staircase that was always planned as part of the house, but never detailed. Measurements were tight, so waited till walls were up to decide on final shape and direction. Finally bit the bullet on the engineering, and yesterday started the layout.
Here’s the design:
The leading edge of the first tread will be parallel to the pool table and about 5′ away. The staircase will curve till it meets the upper floor near that back wall.
Here’s where it will connect to the upper floor.
First step is putting paper down so I can transfer measurements to the floor and also protect the floor. Since my CAD file is nearby, I can easily get the coordinates for each corner of each tread. Rather than trying to find all the right angles using the back wall and a square or 3-4-5, the easiest way for me to measure is to have two fixed points, determine the proper tape length, and then stretch tthe tape to form the two legs of a triangle–it’s equivalent to drawing an arc the proper radius from each point and seeing where they intersect.