PopularMechanics.com, Carpentry-Pro-Framer.com and MotherEarthNews.com are websites that offer free stair building instructions. All three websites provide details for measuring the rise and run of steps and cutting step stringers.
To find instructions for stair building on PopularMechanics.com, go to the search bar at the top right of the home page, type "build stairs" in the search form, and hit Enter. Click on "How To Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps." The instructions are broken down into short steps for customers who want a quick lesson.
To locate instructions on Carpentry-Pro-Framer.com, scroll down on the home page, and select the link to the article titled "Learn How To Build Stairs." The article offers detailed steps and definitions of important terms as well as diagrams for each important aspect of the building process.
MotherEarthNews.com offers a step-by-step guide to building stairs. To find the article, navigate to the website, search keywords "build stairs" using the search bar at the top right of the page, and click on the first result below the ads titled "How To Build Stairs: Step by Step." The website divides the article into five pages of detailed steps and discusses various basic stairway types. It also provides building diagrams.