cutting a stair stringer. there is no solid stringer covering the outsides of the steps. this deck is an example of that. the treads overhang the stringer on the sides. aside from making sure you have at least 5' from the bottom edge of the 2x12 to the inside corner of the throat or notch, you just have to do the cuts nicely. here is how to make those cuts.
risers shall be sloped or the underside of the nosing shall have an angle not less than 60 degrees from the horizontal. nosings shall project no more than 1-1/2 in 38 mm each stair tread is 11 inches 280 mm deep minimum with a sloped riser. the nosing shall project no more than 1-1/2 inches 38 mm .
according to the irc, the minimum tread depth must be 10 inches as measured horizontally on the flat surface of the step from one riser to the next. these measurements must be uniform throughout an entire flight of steps, varying by no more than 0.375 inches.
common deck stair tread configurations include 2 pieces of 5/4 x 6 or 2 x 6 lumber, 3 pieces of 5/4 x 4 or 2 x 4 lumber, or a single piece of 2 x 12 lumber. pick whichever configuration you wish, but for 5/4 treads, stringers need to be spaced no more than 12 inches apart, and for 2x treads, stringers are spaced no more than 16 inches apart.
the codes 2009 irc : minimum tread depth is 10 max . width difference is 3/8 based on all treads stair tread nosing must extend out ¾ to a maximum of 1 ¼ past front of riser unless the tread is 11 or larger just like above 3/8 max.
most deck builders use 2x6 material to frame the stair boxes and use 2 5/4x6 deck boards for each tread with a 1/2' overhang over the riser board. cut the sides of the boxes and fill in the interior with blocking every 16' on center for wood decks and 12' on center for composite decks.
deck and porch stair construction procedures: this article describes in detail the exact steps in building an exterior deck or porch stair and landing. we describe how to lay out and cut the supporting stair stringers, how to square up the stringers and attach them to the deck or porch structure, and how to install the stair risers and treads.
the first step is to measure the height of the stairs to determine the number of stairs you need to build. the maximum riser height is 8' and the minimum tread depth is 10'. most deck builders use 2x6 material to frame the stair boxes and use 2 5/4x6 deck boards for each tread with a 1/2' overhang over the riser board.
how to do deck treads measure the span between the outside edges of the stair stringers using a tape measure. lay the 1-by-6-by-96-inch boards, one at a time, flat on the table of a miter saw. cut the boards to length using the miter saw. mark any cutouts that you require with a pencil for
stair tread nosing. when building your stairs it usually works well to use two deck boards to build the stair tread. the tread is the part of the stair that you walk on and is held in place by fasteners mounted to the horizontal surface of the stair stringers. when installing the tread many builders project the front end of the deck boards over
im replacing some carpeted treads with oak treads. the new treads are 1 with a radius on the nose. is there an optimal distance the nose of the tread should overhang the riser? thanks, richard
answers. laurie, it all depends on what type of wood your using. if your using pine, the overhang will likely break off, splits and cracks down the length of the tread and shears off. you can usually remedy that by putting in 3'inch screws thru the tread for the outside towards the center. bullnose partical board is stronger,
you want to allow the stair tread to overhang or cantilever the outside riser by 2-feet, and the total stair width is 8-feet supported by 3 stringers. my mistake. i would limit any overhang to
composite deck stair overhang vs. flush. ask question asked 3 years, 3 months ago. i just measured the height of the step with the decking board below and it varies. since the length is like 20 feet, i see it's ranging from 6.25' to 6.75'. how can i build deck stairs flush with the end of the deck? 1.
1. measure the span between the outside edges of the stair stringers using a tape measure. add 2 inches to the measurement so that the treads overhang the stringers by 1 inch on each side.
building deck stairs, step-by-step guide to building stairs for your deck, . often called upon to build a staircase so the homeowners can gain access to their backyard. . the tread depth on your stringer 1/2' to 1' smaller to allow for an overhang. . the side of the deck band then becomes the face of the riser for the top tread.
building codes for stair tread nosing in staircase specifications. the greatest stair tread nosing projection shall not exceed the smallest nosing projection by more than 3/8 inch 9.5 mm between two stories, including the nosing at the level of floors and landings. a nosing is not required where the tread depth is a minimum of 11 inches 279 mm .
no matter how you seal the grain water is going to get into there and it looks like ass too. if i had an overhang on the stair treads i could have tucked the vertical sides up under that and it would have gave it a more finished look as well as protected the grain from water penetration.
laurie, it all depends on what type of wood your using. if your using pine, the overhang will likely break off, splits and cracks down the length of the tread and shears off. you can usually remedy that by putting in 3'inch screws thru the tread for the outside towards the center.
start by installing the first deck board on the front outside edge of the deck framing. ensure an equal overhang along the length of the board and nail or screw it in place. continue with each board working your way to the house and using a spacer, such as a nail, to keep the gap uniform.
i understand most stairs has overhang as a way to increase the depth of the tread you can step on without increasing the space the stairs would take up. since i am doing it from scratch, and it is going to my backyard, i really don't care about saving 10-15'.