DVD Basic Stairbuilding

A Fine Woodworking DVD Workshop
Scott Schuttner


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. 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

Duration: 60 minutes


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    Taunton Press
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