07:44AM | 06/28/01
Member Since: 06/27/01
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I am in the process of completing a small spilt level deck. I am going to need to build two sets of stairs.

My 1st question is what is the required stringer spacing (ie 32", 36", etc) if I use 2 x 6 decking?

And, what size should the stringer be (ie 2 x 10, 2 x 12, etc) if the one stairway is going to fall aprox. 4 feet?

Any help would be appreciated!

Jay J

11:55AM | 06/28/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Levelhead,

The current issue of The Family Handyman has some great info on building a deck, INCLUDING installing stairs and stringers. Read through the SHORT version (see above) and you'll find some useful info. Of course, contact TFH or visit a library or ask a friend for a copy of the most recent issue.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

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