Outdoor wood stairs require extensive planning and design. Once complete, the building of the steps and installation of stringers is a simple process. Outdoor stairs are used for access to campers, decks or elevated patios. They add functionality and last a long time. Carpentry skills and patience are required to complete this project with success.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
Things you need
- Stair stringers
- Stringer brackets
- Tread board
- Table saw
- Wood screws, 4-inch galvanised
Install the stair stringer brackets to the front of the outer deck joist or support beam with 4-inch wood screws and a power driver. This should be at the entry point to your elevated structure. Install two brackets, one on each side of the entrance.
Insert the stair stringers into the brackets and level the top and sides with a carpenter level. Attach the stringers to the brackets with 3-inch wood screws and a power drill.
Cut the tread board 2 inches wider than the width of the stair stringers using a table saw.
Install the tread boards on the stair stringer. Attach the tread boards to the stringer with wood screws and a power drill. Check the tread boards and stringers to ensure they are level with a carpenter's level. Continue to install tread boards to the stringers to complete your steps.
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