firmly against the face of the block. The newel is generally-set on top of this step, as indicated by the dotted lines. The second riser may be placed in the middle of the newel, as indicated at <I >c</I>, or in any other position desired.
13. Where risers are curved, they should be made of solid wood, or of curved strips of seasoned wood glued solidly together. It is often difficult to get seasoned wood in pieces large enough to make a solid curved riser. In such cases it is desirable to bend pieces of 1-inch board by kerfing. Fig. 11 illustrates the method of finding the
14. Where the stairways of a building are of considerable length, and are straight in plan, it is best to break the flight by a platform. Such a platform may be projected from the side wall, as shown in Fig. 12. In a