Stair Stringer

Stair Stringer

Stair Stringer –   a structural member of stairs which supports the treads and risers.  Most residential stringers are made from standard size 2×10 or 2×12 lumber with stringers for decks and porches utilizing treated lumber.  Typically stairs require a minimum of three stringers and usually four or more as the width of the stairs increase.

A stair stringer may be cut to provide the desired height and width (rise and run) of the steps or it may be dadoed to receive the treads and risers.  Cleats are also sometimes attached to an uncut stringer board as an alternate and less elegant means of supporting the treads and risers.

sawing a stair stringer

sawing a stair stringer

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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 30 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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