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To build a good staircase it is important to consult local building codes and make careful measurements. Slight errors in step height or evenness can be a hazard, warns Popular Mechanics. More »

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Construct steps for a staircase by carefully measuring the vertical and horizontal distance the staircase must cover, measuring and cutting the stringers, and cutting and installing the treads and the risers, says Popula... More »

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Outdoor staircases may be built of teak, ipe or mahogany, as these three types of hardwood are water, insect and weather resistant. Such hardwoods resist fluctuations in humidity and heat, can withstand heavy traffic ove... More »

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