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STAIRWAY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

Fig. 35. Stairway starting at the newel with a curved stringer and swelled steps. (click here for full size image)

Fig. 35. Stairway starting at the newel with a curved stringer and swelled steps.
In Fig. 35 is shown a stairway starting at the newel with a curved stringer and swelled steps; the newel in this arrangement is to stand on the first step, the riser extending around to the stringer which will receive it. Thus the newel does not project beyond the line of the first step, and, where the space is limited, this method will help to overcome the difficulty. The height of the newel in this case may be determined by the
method explained for Fig. 34Fig. 34. a plan of the first three steps of a stairway. Fig. 34. a plan of the first three steps of a stairway. .

In Fig. 36 is shown a plan wherein the stringer is curved as in the previous examples, but, with the exception of the start­ing one, the risers are made straight.


CURTAIL STEP


43. Curtail Step. — In Fig. 37 is shown a method of describing the curves of a curtail step. Begin by drawing a circle of a size greater than that required to enclose the required scroll. Let abcd be such a


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