To install stair treads and risers, measure the stairs, buy or make appropriate risers and treads, apply adhesive across the base material, and tack the pieces on with thin nails. The stairs may be used in approximately ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To make wood risers for outdoor stairs, first determine the total rise of the staircase. Measure the staircase's vertical height in inches. Divide that number by 7 inches, or the average rise of steps, in order to find t... More » Home & Garden Outdoor

To install stair treads, measure and cut the steps, apply stain, add polyurethane to the stringers, and install the steps. You need a miter saw, stain, polyurethane glue, a rubber mallet and a measuring tape to complete ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

To install ceramic tile on stairs, first ensure that the risers and treads are level and then apply a mortar bed. Next, apply the tiles using the thin-set method and grout to finish the job. Ceramic tile can cover stairs... More »

To build a set of stairs, calculate its rise and run, cut stringers according to the calculations and install them, then attach the treads and risers to the stringers. Building stairs is fairly straightforward, with just... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

To lay out stairs, start by calculating rise and run, cutting stringers and installing treads and risers. This may seem simple to some, but the steps must adhere to strict building codes for safety reasons. Those lacking... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

When installing hardwood on stairs, begin by measuring all the risers separately. If the risers have different lengths, cut out a tread that is 3/4 inch longer than the longest riser, place it against the stair, and use ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance