Avatar
Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
steps on metal central string
Avatar
Ness

Forum Posts: 1830
Subscriber Since:
October 4, 2012
Thanked 526 times in 1830 posts
Reputation: 22307
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
August 23, 2016 - 4:33 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hi Michel,

I don’t like only gluing as the metal and wood is expanding and contracting at different rates so the glue line is being continuously put under strain. This strain can cause the joint to weaken in time and as a stair step is naturally under a lot of strain you need a lot of glued surface area to maintain a permanent joint.

To see what options you have, can you post a drawing or sketch of the step and the brackets?

cheers,

Ness

Avatar
michel melon
Belgium

Forum Posts: 274
Subscriber Since:
August 7, 2014
Thanked 100 times in 274 posts
Reputation: 3875
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
August 22, 2016 - 7:45 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hi Ness,

Can you advice the best way of fixing a wooden step on a metal surface ?  I have to make a quarter turn stair with a metal central string and metal support steps to put wooden steps on top. The metal will have a specific color and structured powder coating ( ral 7021) . I would like to attach the steps without having visible screws on the back of the metal steps. I guess gluing with a construction kit like woodmax can be an option but is it a safe way to go ? I now it is very strong and the metal steps recess on the left and right of the wooden steps is only 10 cm per side. 

regards

Michel

Forum Timezone: Europe/London
Most Users Ever Online: 64
Currently Online: Bart Bartek
14
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
terry: 253
mark nichols: 119
jimbouk: 105
Christopher Paré: 97
syslab: 97
Jack Travis: 77
Duayne Naugle: 73
Peter Brown: 62
Rafal Meckovski: 61
Thusitha Karunatilake: 55
Newest Members:
ethel YU
debra pardoe
tristana armeñanzas
Ivo Štaudner
Yiin Hikari
Ricardo Saavedra
Ronja Capper
MArcelo Luna
Sebastian Ferrari
LuisGuzman Guzman
Forum Stats:
Groups: 2
Forums: 8
Topics: 1089
Posts: 6295

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 94134
Moderators: 3
Admins: 7
Administrators: Ness, Stefan, Carole Bosy, admin, Sunil Jaiswal, ipatrick, Talal
Moderators: michel melon, Alex, Laly Mulero