Stair Design

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Stairwell Measurements

This article is Part 2 of our guide Stairs: Taking Sizes. It focuses on the importance of the on site measurements, and how to do that accurately and easily. Here’s a link…

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How to Measure Stairs

This article focuses on how to measure stairs, and forms Part 1 of our guide Stairs: Taking Sizes. There’s a link to Part 2 at the bottom of the page. Introduction One…

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Using wedges in stair building

The use of wedges in stair construction is commonplace in many countries but mainly those with an Anglo-Saxon heritage like the UK, US and Canada. A key goal in stair building is…

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Christmas woodwork videos, and a great marketing idea for 2019

A very Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate the festivities. If you don’t, we hope you’ve got some time off and wish you a peaceful and happy time with friends…

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Stair calculator project walk through

Designing and manufacturing a staircase can be one of the trickiest tasks in woodwork. However, if you use a 3D stair calculator you can speed up the process massively and at the…

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Stair Design in 7 Easy Steps

Part of our ‘Staircase Basics’ Guide Previous Page | Next Page | Contents Let’s assume now you’ve had time to download StairDesigner, watch our starter series of videos and test it out….

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How to Extend Step and Riser Housings

Sometimes it’s useful to be able to extend the step and/or the riser recesses in a boxed string beyond the limits of the string. This tutorials shows you how. Extending the housings…

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Using the Rising Angle to Calculate a Stair

How to use StairDesigner to calculate a stair for a given angle rather than a given flight length. 1. Calculating the approximate stair length Open a new stair and in the Stairwell…

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