Staircases

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Next Level Access with Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators Next Level Access with Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators

Jason Russell sees firsthand how Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators are raising the bar in accessing new floors and stories. More

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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. More

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Stair Question

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? More

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An Interesting Stair Stringer Detail
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An Interesting Stair Stringer Detail

The Samurai Carpenter screws pairs of beefy lag bolts into the bottom of his stair... More

Prefabricated Stair-Stringer Kits
Common Deck Stair Defects
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Common Deck Stair Defects

Build deck stairs according to best practices rather than code to protect your... More

Stair Stringer Kits
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Stair Stringer Kits

Save time and improve accuracy on your next deck or porch project by... More

Adding Curves to a Steel-Frame Deck
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Adding Curves to a Steel-Frame Deck

It’s easier than you think to bend steel and dress it up with flexible PVC trim More

City Lights
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City Lights

Multiple levels, subtle lighting, and a low-profile stainless-steel cable railing... More

Framing Wrap-around Deck Stairs
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Framing Wrap-around Deck Stairs

When deck plans called for a set of wrap-around stairs, this west coast builder... More

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