Building Deck Stairs
Building deck stairs
To build deck stairs can be quite a difficult task. It can be made good with a good guide and some expert solutions. The stair building task can be done perfectly if proceeded step by step. Perfect measurements and expert advice is needed for such a task. To get a perfect finish it is better to call a carpenter for this job. However it can also be done without calling an expert.
How to build deck stairs?
The requirements are general to build deck stairs. Almost a day is required to complete the job. It is obvious that if there are more stairs to build then it may take more time. Also the cost of building deck stairs would be around $ 100 to $ 500 approximately. But this will again depend on the type of wood which you choose and also on the deck stair’s length.
The first step is to measure the length of the deck stairs. This measurement includes both the height of the deck and the distance of the deck from its start to end. Then the entire floor length is to be divided into equal parts which will give the number of the stairs. The height of the stairs can be obtained by dividing the total height into equal sized inches.
Then footer with concrete is to be created if the floor is muddy or uneven. This concrete has to be kept for two to three days. If the stairs have to be built inside a living then this step can be avoided.
The next step of building stairs is to get the stringers ready. These stringers are made to set the side of the stairs. They are made by cutting square sides in the wood. The square framing tool helps to make the stringers.
The next steps to build stairs for deck are to adjust all the stringers which are made to the deck. These are put from the deck to the end of the floor or on the concrete which is created on the muddy land.
Then the treads have to be placed after cutting them in equal size. The treads have to one cut one inch longer than the stringers which are made. If not they may fall off easily while climbing. The final job is building deck stair railing. Railing is important if there are kids around. Two railing posts have to be made which will rest on the stringers. There are many deck stair designs which are available on the internet and with the retailers.