Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Angled riser into stringer housing
September 29, 2015
8:18 am

Forum Posts: 1741
Member Since:
October 4, 2012
Thanked 508 times in 1741 posts
Reputation: 21411
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Bernard,

The traditional way of assembling the risers on winders is to plane a bevel on the riser face:

winder-risers.jpgImage Enlarger

In general this works fine.

The bevel can be easily be hand planed you can also cut it with a table saw, here’s an article I wrote on our French blog:


You can also cut with a cross cut saw or even grind it with a sander.

All the best,


sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
September 27, 2015
11:02 am
Bernard MARTIN

Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
May 21, 2015
Thanked 0 times in 3 posts
Reputation: 19
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

DSCN3008.JPGImage Enlarger

Hi everybody,

I would like to ask any of you, with experience on winding (balanced) stair construction, about the fitting of a (angled) riser into the housing of a stringer.

I guess there are many ways to do it, but I would like to use the method that has been tried and tested over time.

Do I widen the housing ?

Do I shape the riser edge to fit ?

Do I add a beading to the riser edge ?

What can I do to have a neat and strong fitting into the housing ?

I have attached a sketch for easier comprehension.

Thanks for your help.


Not relevant, but just for info : In this case the riser is 20mm thick and the housing 50mm thick.

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 64

Currently Online: IVAN IVANOV, Joe Paul
13 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

terry: 253

mark nichols: 119

jimbouk: 105

Christopher Paré: 97

syslab: 95

Jack Travis: 77

Duayne Naugle: 63

Peter Brown: 62

Rafal Meckovski: 58

Thusitha Karunatilake: 55

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 3

Members: 90358

Moderators: 4

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 2

Forums: 8

Topics: 998

Posts: 5894

Newest Members:

Joe Paul, Dzeina Steinbegra, coco bandarica, tyukodi gabor, Stefan Stefanov, Ermir Calaj, Ludo Everaet, hector valera, Stuart Eddleston, Imran Iq

Moderators: michel melon: 245, D-Alexandre: 162, admin: 0, urbanelement: 0

Administrators: Ness: 1741, Stefan: 622, Carole Bosy: 20, Sunil Jaiswal: 0