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Angled riser into stringer housing
September 29, 2015
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Hi Bernard,

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

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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,


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September 27, 2015
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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.

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