Basic Stairbuilding

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Assemble Solid and Attractive Stairs

You are right there as Schuttner shows how to build two common staircases: a straight-run stair with plywood treads and risers (to be covered with carpeting) and an L-shaped stair with housed oak treads and risers.

You'll discover how a pro troubleshoots and corrects problems, as well as how to:

- Calculate and mark the rise and run for any length stair
- Position carriages to accommodate drywall and skirtboards
- Fasten sturdy treads and risers so they never squeak
- Anchor shopmade newel posts, balusters and handrail

At long last, a master carpenter shows you how to assemble stairs that are solid and attractive. Whether you need to build three steps up to a deck or a full flight to your second floor, this one-on-one tutorial with Scott Schuttner takes the guesswork out of going up and down.

Every classic Fine Woodworking video takes you right into an expert woodworker's shop. You'll see firsthand exactly how to do the work-the tools, the techniques, and the subtle rhythms of each process. Now reissued in downloadable format, this timeless information is even more accessible.

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Media TypeVideo
Number of Programs2


Program Title Duration
Basic Stairbuilding - Part 1 29:11
Basic Stairbuilding - Part 2 35:55
Total Time 1:05:06