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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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To install a stair railing, attach a half-Newel post to the wall with toggle bolts, secure a Newel post to each of the top and bottom stairs with lag bolts, measure the railing, and cut it to size. To complete the railin... 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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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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To replace stair spindles, first remove the filet next to the spindle to be removed and tap the spindle to remove it from the filet. Use the old spindle to create a new one, insert it into the top channel, position it up... More »

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