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Old 06-12-2008, 10:57 AM   #31
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Two pieces of 5/4x6" decking makes a perfect tread. Where you're getting problems is the vertical piece of 5/4 you're using for a riser.

The tread has to be at least 10" run. Look at the link I posted to see how stairs are measured. You don't measure from the riser to the nose, you measure horizontally from nose to nose. So, two 5-1/2" boards with a 3/4" nose will give you a 10-1/4" run.

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Nice site.

Not sure where you got 10 1/4". If my two 5 1/2's are up against a 1x, thats a total of 12" minus the 3/4" of nose gives me 11 1/4".
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Well the 1x is only 3/4". So wouldn't it be a total of 11" from nose to nose?
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I'll answer my own question again, you don't take the riser board into consideration. Now, you know my dimensions. How do I cut the stringers? I have the 2x12's, and the L-square. Basically it's two measurements correct? One on each side of the square?
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Draw yourself a dimensioned picture to determine your rise and run cuts, just to be sure before you start cutting. Layout out small scraps of decking to double check measurements will help as well.

Your rise cut will be equal to the rise, so 6-1/4". Clamp one end of a scrap of lumber to the 6-1/4" mark on your square. Your run cut will be 11-1/4" you say, so clamp the other end of the scrap to the 11-1/4" mark. Now just trace it onto the 2x12. You don't have to clamp a board, but it helps with consistency. They also make "dog nuts" (don't know what they're really called but that's what I've always known them as) that are brass hexagons that clamp onto the square and butt against the edge of the 2x12.
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Well, the 5/4 x 6 is down, 1x is up and stringers are cut. Will hang them today. Thanks for your help so far. I can almost taste that beer!

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