Learn the details in How to Build a Deck: Wood Decking and Railings. Deck stairs are typically made from 2 x 12 stringers spaced about 12 to 16 inches apart. They rest on a solid foundation and are attached to the deck with hangers. They have risers (also called toe kicks), treads and railings. The stairs should be at least 36 inches wide.
Handrail – Calculating the length of the hand rail is a bit more complicated. First we need to determine the angle. - To do that we take the distance from post to post. Add the step length plus the length from the post to the step. Then we determine the height of the steps. - Add the step height together.
How to Build Wood Deck Handrails. The top rail is made from a horizontal 2×4 while the bottom rail is secured vertically with a beveled cut to shed water. 2×2 spindles are toe nailed into the rails before the whole unit is set in place. The top rail is then capped with a piece of 5/4” material to finish it off. Be sure...
How to Build a Handrail for Outdoor Steps – Whether your outdoor steps are concrete or wooden, offering a handrail provides protection and may be required by your native codes. This method will be for steps coming off a wood deck among posts.
The bottom post is the toughest post to make solid when you build outdoor stair railings. The usual technique is to bolt it to the stair stringers (the frame). But it’ll only be solid if the stringers are solid. That’s the challenging part. How to build stair railing. First, build a level landing pad for the stair stringers.
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Step 3. Place the angle divider on top of the handrail. Slide it down to the lower post and extend the metal arm outward to match the vertical post. This will establish the angle of the stairs. Move the set angle divider to the upper post and again lay the angle divider on the rail to compare the two posts.