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may also be cut out from the edge of the boards, thereby rigidly securing them. This casing, or staving, would not be set in place until the steps were all nailed in position.


60. Elliptic Stairway. — In Fig. 56 is shown a plan of an elliptic stairway. The usual method of providing a uni­form width for the treads along the wall stringer, and also along the front stringer, causes some of the risers to stand

at such an angle with the line of travel as to diminish the width of treads at that point. It has the advantage, however, of giving the hand rail a uniform pitch from end to end. In the plan shown, the treads are divided equally on the line of travel, and the risers are drawn as nearly as possible normal to the front stringer.



61. The paneled wall lining for halls and stairways is made of various heights, the arrangement and treatment of the panels being varied to meet the ideas of the designer. In Fig. 57 is shown a portion of wainscoting as it passes from the hall up the flight. A vertical section of the frame­work panels and moldings as usually made, is shown at D, in which a is the baseboard; b, the bottom rail; c, the panels;

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