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The calculators on calculator.net, blocklayer.com, and mycarpentry.com are some examples of online stair calculators. The stair calculator on calculator.net is the simplest one, requiring only two dimensions of the stair... More »

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Calculator.net's stair calculator, EZ Stairs Calculator, and MyCarpentry.com's stair calculator are some free online stair calculators. Each website offers free tips and visual diagrams to assist with the calculations. More »

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To build stair stringers, determine the layout needed, use a framing square to trace the angles on the first board, make the first cut with a circular saw, and finish the job with a handsaw. Use the first stringer as a t... More »

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The best way to make stringers is by cutting them out of 2-by-12-inch boards. To decide where to cut the stringers, get a framing square equipped with stair gauges. The stair gauges allow the stringer board to be marked ... More »

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The vertical rise of a residential stair step should measure a maximum of 7 3/4 inches, according to the International Building Code that is used by most contractors. Each step's rise must vary no more than 3/8 inch from... More »

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To install stair spindles, remove the old spindles, and take measurements for the new spindles. Overdrill the top hole, cut the spindle to size, test the fit of the spindle, and secure with wood glue. More »

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A stair railing height code is the list of building code specifications for the required height of a railing on a stairway for safety purposes. Railing height codes differ based on the type of railing. More »

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