How To: Build stairs for decks and porches

Build stairs for decks and porches

In this five-part video, learn the art of stair-making. If your deck or porch needs a new set of steps, why not do it yourself?

The StairGuide makes it easy to figure the rise and run of steps, and the nubbier of steps needed for a staircase. Building outdoor staircases is a project all homeowners can tackle. With a little help from these videos, learning carpentry skills can be fun.

Part 1: Introduction to "The Stair Guide"
-- How to calculate the rise and run
Part 2: Cutting Stringers and Closed Stringers
-- Rise and run; calculate the total number of steps
Part 3: Assembly of Staircase
-- Build a cedar 17 rise outdoor staircase with closed riser and stringer
Part 4: Intro to Stair Railing and Completion of Stairs
-- Completion of 17 riser
Part 5: Example Staircases
-- How to cut stringers for your deck steps

(1) Part 1 of 5 - How to Build stairs for decks and porches, (2) Part 2 of 5 - How to Build stairs for decks and porches, (3) Part 3 of 5 - How to Build stairs for decks and porches, (4) Part 4 of 5 - How to Build stairs for decks and porches, (5) Part 5 of 5 - How to Build stairs for decks and porches

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