How to Build Stairs: Step by Step

Building a silent staircase is easy with this guide including planning, geometry, diagrams, and the basics of notching and attaching stringers.

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Available headroom and the horizontal run of the stair depend on its angle. Removing just one riser and tread combination, shown here, yields nearly one foot of additional overhead room and more than two treads' worth of floor space.
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