Joiners/Carpenters...Need Some Questions Answering On Staircases!

4 replies
Found 20th Apr 2009
Planning on building a staircase at a house im refurbishing...have spoken to a few people, but just have a few questions I need answering so i dont make the same mistakes my mate did!...thanks in advance...

- If im going to make it WITHOUT power tools, what hand tools will i need?
- If the newels dont fit closely to the shoulder of the string, where have i gone wrong?
- If the newels arent plumb with the rise of the stairs, where have i gone wrong?
- If i succeed, I will be building more for family, clients etc..How would i protect the staircase from damage if building with other trades on a busy site?
- I know Im supposed to use a urea formaldehyde type glue, but not sure why...can anyone clarify advantages?
- Im going to use a good quality red deal to make the stairs, but if i do go on to make other staircases, I will most likely look to use mahogany next time...are there any differences between the two when used for staircases? (except for cost obviously)

thanks alot guys/girls, will rep anybody who can help as it would be massively appreciated...cheers

4 Comments

I guess you know how to do the stairs but this is the site that helped me
extremehowto.com/xh/…182
I used 4mm Ply panel pinned to the treads and risers to protect the stair case while the building went on

Why no power tools ?

Original Poster

mikebike;4979069

I guess you know how to do the stairs but this is the site that helped … I guess you know how to do the stairs but this is the site that helped mehttp://www.extremehowto.com/xh/article.asp?article_id=60182I used 4mm Ply panel pinned to the treads and risers to protect the stair case while the building went on



cheers matey that helps!
not really much on thr site i didnt know already, but i appreciate the effort matey..thanks, rep left:thumbsup:

Original Poster

radiocde;4979074

Why no power tools ?



i like a challenge,
thanks for the help
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. 241 cinema code - how to ask?37
    2. Google maps on Plusnet33
    3. Help: NowTV Movie pass33
    4. Credit Card Debt Question...812

    See more discussions