14-ft. Long Stair Stringers – To Cut, or Not to Cut?
That’s the question as a JLC forum member is faced with replacing a long set of exterior stairs. What follows are some interesting ideas about alternatives to standard 2x12 PT stringers.
Attaching a Deck to a Superinsulated Fat Wall
Specialized standoff hardware helps maintain an airtight envelope
A builder is challenged by a customer to explain the rationale behind conventional stair stringers. Why not leave the stringers at their full width and attach the treads with metal hardware?
An Interesting Stair Stringer Detail
The Samurai Carpenter screws pairs of beefy lag bolts into the bottom of his stair...
BRANZ Study Focuses on Fastener Corrosion
Should we be switching to stainless steel? Recent New Zealand research suggests...
Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog
A 2014 review of our corrosion protection recommendations made us realize we could...
Hardware for Ground-Contact Lumber
Lumber yards are stocking treated wood with higher concentrations of preservatives...