Building some stairs, eh? Yeah, I use to build stairs too, but I stopped after the incident in Pittsburgh. After Pittsburgh I swore I’d never raise a hammer again with the intention of building another staircase. No way. No siree.
Don’t get me wrong, I think you’ve got some guts to do it. I don’t think it is crazy that you are using my favorite technique: eyeballing it. I’m sure these stairs will be great. They won’t kill anyone and they’ll probably last for at least a hundred years. It won’t turn out like Pittsburgh at all. No siree.
Even though you probably don’t need it, you might like to take a look at Stairs Pro
, which ironically was not designed only for pros. I only suggest it because steps that are a foot and a half seem a bit tall. Also, I’m not sure three inches is deep enough. It looks like it’ll be Pittsburgh all over again, but what do I know…
Stairs Pro [ $1.99 App Store ]
Stairs Pro is for not only carpenters, but for do-it-yourselfer’s too! Get the measurements for your stairs in no time!
- Calculate total run.
- Calculate slope.
- Calculate number of treds.
- Number of risers.
- Calculate tred width.
- Calculate rise height.
- Calculate minimum board length needed.
[ iTunes $1.99 Stairs Pro ]