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08-27-2011, 09:02 PM
To say I have no carpentry skills would be an understatement. That being said I want to build stairs not a ladder for some elevated platforms I'm putting up for my pop ups. Can somebody tell me how to determine the slant of the steps so they will be level when I stand it up to attach to the platform? Any other guidance is appreciated.


08-27-2011, 09:09 PM
How high are the platforms? You can buy pre cut stringers, all u do is nail in steps.

Gummi Bear
08-27-2011, 10:43 PM
I use some stair gauges that attach to a framing square (not a speed square)


Set your rise (distance to step up) and your run (width of the stair tread) and start laying out your stringer pieces.

Stringer Layout Using Framing Square - Stair Building Tips - YouTube