411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

The Best Glass Garage Doors for Restaurants

Restaurants have different sizes and features. But so do garage doors. When they meet each other, they make the perfect pair for all the right...

on Nov 17, 2017

How to Repair Your Forklift Battery

Although in principle forklift batteries are similar to car batteries when it comes down to repairing them the process is very different. In...

on Nov 15, 2017

Why Sectional Doors are the Best Garage Door Option

One would think that an overhead garage door, which consists of many parts, and needs good care to remain safe will not t be so popular. But the...

on Nov 15, 2017

Neighborhood Garage Door Service Expert Gives 7 Important Security Tips

Usually, having a garage offers extra security for your home and your important possessions such as your vehicles. But this advantage can become a...

on Nov 15, 2017

How to Align Garage Door Tracks

What happens when garage door tracks fall out of alignment? Is this an easy DIY? And what do you need to consider before you try to align tracks...

on Nov 14, 2017

How to Build a Simple Set of Stairs

by Guest on Nov 5, 2014

Stairs are the standard,most basic method of getting from one level of our homes to the next. But building a safe and functional set of stairs can be a daunting and even challenging. Happily, these basic step-by-step instructions in this guide will help you rise to the challenge of building your first set of stairs.

First - Measure & Cut the Stringers and Risers

Our first step is to measure the length or distance of the staircase and cut the stringers to fit (be sure to measure to the final upper and lower floor levels for new construction). For a solid set of stairs, cut  three stair stringers from 2" x 12" lumber. The third stringer for the center of the steps, gives the extra support for a nice solid and secure feel while going up or down the stairs  Next you will want to put a small notch in the bottom of the stringers to fit over a small piece of 2" x 4" lumber which will be used to anchor the bottom of the staircase. All 3 stringers should be notched in the same identical manner.

Now for the stair treads, you will want to cut 10" treads from 2" x 10" lumber. The 7" risers will come from OSB sheets. You will also need a single piece of treated 2" x 4" lumber cut to a 3 foot length that will sit on the bare concrete floor and will secure the bottom of the staircase.

Next - Install the Bottom Anchor 2x4s

Place one of the stringers in it’s spot against the wall and have an assistant keep it firmly in place. Position into the notch the treated 2" x 4" then push it firmly against the wall. Drill through the 2" x 4" with a masonry bit into the concrete floor, and use concrete screws or nails to attach the 2" x 4" to the concrete floor.

After That - Attach the Stringers

Now you can connect the top stair support with the metal brackets and then toenail the first stringer to the 2" x 4" on the concrete floor . At the other end of the 2" x 4”, connect the second stringer in the same way . Now you can place and connect the third stringer midway between the first two outside ones.

Last Step - Install the Stair Treads

With the three stringers firmly in place, you can now nail each of the  2" x 10" stair treads into the centre of each stringer. Be careful to center the nail in each stringer so as not to split any of the stringers. After attaching all of the stair treads, you can nail the OSB risers into the centre of each stringer. Once again be sure to center the nails in each stringer.

And that’s the final step.  Now that you are all done with the stairs, you can finish them with either tile, carpet, or any manner you choose. For additional ease of use, you may want to add in a wooden stair railing.

Author

Guest

Guest

Most Recent Articles

Random Articles

Custom Kitchen Cabinets Instead of Cabinet Refacing

Remodeling a kitchen is quite an interesting project, one that will forever change your home. There are thousands of homeowners that are eager to...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

How Much a Remodeling Project Costs

How much a kitchen renovation costs? That depends on the scope of the renovation. A small scale remodel of an outmoded 200 Sq Ft kitchen costs as...

Improvements / Remodeling

How to Keep Small Garage Door Parts in Good Condition

We are often under the impression that the garage door springs, tracks, and cables are enough to make the operation possible. Throw in an opener...

Doors / Garages

Transform Your Kitchen With These Design Tools

Your kitchen is one of the most valuable parts of your home. Whether you are having guests over and want to leave a good impression, or if you are...

Interior Design / Decor

How to Choose an Audio Interface

An audio interface is a good buy. It enhances the work your computer can do for you by giving you additional components and capabilities. This is...

General Household

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017