When the landing isn't level, there are a few different options for building safe and code-compliant deck stairs.
Loose, tilted flights signal trouble underfoot, but even major problems can be fixed with screws, blocks and braces.
On this stair, the tops of the stringers attach to a plywood hanger nailed to the stair-chase framing.
First make a test stringer on 2x12 stock, then use it as a template for the rest of the stringers.
On this curved deck staircase, the stringers flare outward and treads and risers are gently bent.
Get rid of squeaks with construction adhesive and closed-cell foam.
A skilled carpenter offers advice for framing a safe and code-compliant staircase when renovating an existing elevated deck.
An alternative method for laying out stairs without a framing square.
A carpenter's approach to simple, modern metal stairs.
Remodeling expert Mike Guertin offers suggestions for sturdy ways to support stair stringers that terminate at a ground-level walkway or landing.
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