This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY free woodworking plans to build many types of stairs and stairway systems from related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for an Arts and Crafts inspired railing. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
By Skip Thomsen - Any good carpenter can build a staircase. What we are talking about here is taking that staircase to the next level: beyond just a means to get from one floor in a building to another.
Assembled with groove-and-tenon joints and dowels, the sturdy handrail and square balusters of this simple projects design complement the roughhewn staircase while adding safety for young and old, alike.
The second stair railing adds interest and eye-appeal to the bare wall and, more importantly, provides additional safety for people as they go up or down the stairs. Orienting the handrail on its side can add finger-hold and save space on narrow stairs.
Alternating half-treads let you climb in half the floor space - with greater safety. By adding a third stringer at the center and clipping each tread in half, you can stack steps much more compactly.
We will cover the most important components of building a guardrail. In addition, I want you to see how we added backing behind the drywall and how we continued the rail down the rake of the ceiling so the balusters could be ...
Although I have been building these spiral stairs off and on for nearly 15 years, compiling and releasing the plans is a recent occurrence. I have tried to make them as easily understandable as I could.
There are two different classes of stairs. The first class is a mill-made stair, which is usually fabricated in a mill shop and shipped to the job site as a kit, ready for assembly and installation. The second class, a carpenter-built stair, is just that...
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