When deck plans called for a set of wrap-around stairs, Jay McKnight of Portland Oregon-based construction company Hammer & Hand decided that there had to be a better way to build them than the conventional method - a pair of corner stringers and a lot of blocking. Instead, McKnight framed the corner like a hip roof, laying out and cutting the corner 'hip rafter' stringer from a treated 4x12. This technique required a little more math and a little extra time to cut the stringer, but saved time in the long run and resulted in a stronger deck, according to McKnight. You can learn more about this detail here.