Okay I will probably never have the money to build
the house, but it is a fun hobby/ dream. I have
lots of factors that I need to find, but at the
moment I am hunting how to figure steps into a
design. In my plan I have twenty feet to rise
twelve feet. I believe twelve inch risers is a
bit high and going to be rough on short folk.
LOL... Any way where do I find proper step length
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:12:11 PM UTC-8, Vandy Terre wrote:
Been a loonngg time but IIRC the rule is 19". Combined step/height. I stil
l have my old carpentry course manual somewhere. There is a 'sweet' spot t
ht yields the best angle/step/riser ratio. Try any general carpentry book
in the library or on-line. There is a lot of planning that has to be done
to get a stairs 'right'.
I remember it as about 25" for 2 risers and 1 tread.
But I don't have to build steps entirely new very often.
Also, while the formula is a good guideline, a 21" tread
and 2" riser is not easy to climb.
Sort of cheating but Home Depot has precut stringers for porch steps.
They're only for two or three steps but you just want the measurements. Or:
It's about rise and run, and the norms for each, and how to calculate and
mark them out. You can do the latter with a carpenter or framing square
Just Google --> build steps carpenter square <-- with no quotation marks and
read the results.
Look at the Google Images, read the articles, and watch some of the YouTube
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