Building Staircases

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Tools you will need for building staircases are as follows a square, level,tape a circular and a hack saw, It should take less than ten hours to build yourself a staircase.  The measuring you will need to have includes the rise, run and number of stairs required to build your staircase.  Measuring the rise of the stairs is found by measuring the vertical distance between the top of your floor to point on the next level where the stairs will end.  Determining the number of stairs needed is found by dividing the total rise by the height you wish each stair to have.  Finding the run of the stairs is found by multiplying the total width of a stair by the number of stairs in your new stair case. Once you have taken all the needed measurements you can begin to cut the lumber and put your staircase together. You should take your time with every step as quality and safety should be your main concern when building a staircase.  Take your time using the circular saw when cutting out a template for the first stringer in one of your 2 by 12.  After you have made the first cut you can use this one piece as a template to ensure the rest of your cuts are accurate. Use as many 2 by 4 pieces of wood as need to add support to the stringers and make your staircase more secure. To secure your staircase to the upper and lower floors you will need to hammer nails into both levels to ensure safety.  By following these basic steps you will have the basic knowledge to create any type of staircase you could imagine. Be sure to use safety glasses and gloves


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