Stair Design

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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How to design a staircase for an awkward space

A staircase can be an important, if not the most important, architectural feature of a building. The stair will need to be designed to optimise the available space within a building and…

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Free Stair Design Software – StairDesigner and More

Get everything you need to build your own stair projects… Find out how to use and download our free stair design software from our website. We’ve also linked to other free stair…

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How many stairs in a flight?

The number of steps in a flight of stairs is governed by various factors and regulations. When building a staircase, there are different rules for different applications. Private stairs have the most…

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Metal Stair Design using StairDesigner and our StairFile Service

A big thank you to Thierry for this article explaining how he redesigned and rebuilt a staircase with metal strings around the original wooden steps. Thierry worked up this metal stair project…

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Stair Designs by an Exceptional Craftsman

A while ago we heard from Tasos Vardopoulos in Athens, who told us about his wooden stair designs and construction process. We were incredibly impresses by the quality of his work and…

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Quarter Turn Stair with Winders, by Dominique

Here’s a quarter turn stair with winders project, built by Dominique, an amateur wood worker, using our StairFile service. This service has enabled Dominique to build this complex and beautiful first time…

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Making Stairs, from a Small Masterpiece to Grand and Majestic

…and how horizontal laminates can adapt to any project Here are two projects that show very clearly why making stairs with this versatile technique is a great solution, especially for building complex…

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