I am building a house and want to build a timber style stair case. The
height from subfloor to subfloor is 114.5". How do I figure out how many
treads to use, my overall horizontal length (run?) etc... What about
different joinery technics. The simplest I can think of big lag bolts
through the stringers into the treads and the advantage would be being able
to tighten everthing as the lumber dries since it will be green. The lumber
4 X 12 pine (stringers and treads) and the inside tread width is 40". Are
there any websites that deal with this. Thanks for any help.
I don't know where you're located, but the first place most of us would have
to check is with the local building department. For instance, a common code
adopted is for a minimum tread depth of 9 inches and a maximum riser height
of 8 inches. There are additional codes for the minium headroom, handrail
location, minimum stair width, consistency of riser height and tread depth,
etc. So, check with the local officials first.
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