Building Stairs

Building Stairs

Book - 2007
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Stair building combines precision carpentry with tricky math, so even experienced builders find it challenging. But as this extensively illustrated book demonstrates, any builder who can measure the distance between two floors can plan and build a stunning set of stairs. By clearly laying out the geometry, planning, and construction involved, author Andy Engel takes the reader from a simple structure built of framing lumber to a set of stairs fit for a king. From building and installing railings to using off-the-shelf stair parts, Building Stairs lays out the process clearly and completely.

Written by a pro Accurate and reliable Easy to navigate Covers railings and newels Includes outdoor stairs
Publisher: Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781561588923
Branch Call Number: 694.6 ENG
Characteristics: 234 pages :,color illustrations ;,28 cm.


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Jun 15, 2014

The subtitle of this how-to manual is: "For pros by pros". This book does not describe how to design a flight of stairs (it assumes an architect or other expert provides the plans to the 'pro' installation carpenter). It does offer some very useful tips on how to measure the stairway opening, for various cases of sloping floors, in order to have a stairway designed that will fit the actual opening!

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