Originally Posted by thekctermite
Or, you could use framing angles (sold in the same section as joist hangers...They're essentially a 90* angle for situations like this one) and 10dx1-1/2" joist hanger nails.
Good idea there, I'm learning
Could I use scraps from the stringers themselves to form the proper angled padding ?
I'm curious as to what would be the more robust solution between notched stringers and un-notched stringers with added angles made from stringer scraps.
The arguments I can think up are :
#1 Any cut made to the stringers weakens them
#2 The added angle padding will be screwed in so part of the load will be beared by these screws (shear loading ).
Both situations seem undesirable and my instinct would have me lean towards the simpler solution of notching.
We're headed into nitpicking territory here, but this is good since it means I have all of the show stopping issues sorted.