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Choosing the right spiral staircase
Choosing the right spiral staircase
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If you are looking for a space-saving solution for your staircase, then spiral staircases are the answer. You can also find a kit for a small budget, and they will also be very elegant. Small budget spiral staircase kit A standard steel s ...

Indoor stair dimensions
Indoor stair dimensions
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When you build an indoor staircase, you will need to comply with your local regulations and building codes. Stair measurements We will start with the treads. They will need to be no less than 11 inches in width to allow proper foot hold. T ...

Wood stair parts
Wood stair parts
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There are many wood stair parts and for a beginner this can be overwhelming when installing the staircase. In the next article we will explain each of these parts. What are the stringers? The stringers are those parts installed on the sid ...

Designing the first and last stair treads
Designing the first and last stair treads
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When you are building a staircase you need to know that you will need to design the last and first treads separately. After this the other ones will just fit into place. Some of the materials that you will need are: Wooden stair stringer ...

Preventing rot to wooden stairs
Preventing rot to wooden stairs
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Wood is one of the most versatile materials in the world and it’s used for so many purposes, one of them being for building staircases. One of the main disadvantages of wood is that it ages and in time it can get cracked or worse. Water tends ...

Landing staircase vs Straight staircase
Landing staircase vs Straight staircase
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Straight staircases are maybe the most common types of staircases used in homes. Straight staircases represent an uninterrupted flight of stairs. On the other hand, landing staircases have 2 or more flights of stairs, connected by intermediate ...

Staircase conversion: From straight to curved
Staircase conversion: From straight to curved
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If you are renovating your home and you need free more space around your straight staircase, then the solution can be the conversion to a curved staircase. To do this, you will need to do a few things. Some of the tools and materials that yo ...

Staircase basics
Staircase basics
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If you want to know the basics of staircase construction, then you should know the functionality of each components, the measurements and calculations. If you know these things, then you should be able to easily build your own staircase. St ...

Building a staircase landing
Building a staircase landing
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Staircase landings can serve as a decorative element or as a corrector for half measures. Whatever the reason, landings are great for enhancing the look of your staircase. Here’s how you can make one yourself: First of all you will need to ...

Install wood staircase balusters
Install wood staircase balusters
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Baluster’s main role is to offer protection from falling, but they also offer a stylish look to your staircase. Baluster installation is an easy process. You will need just a few basic tools and some basic knowledge. You can finish the project ...