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Building Stairs (For Pros, by Pros)

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Publisher Comments:

Stair building combines precision carpentry with tricky math, so even experienced builders can find it challenging. But as this extensively illustrated book demonstrates, any builder who can measure the distance between two floors can plan and build a stunning set of stairs. By clearly laying out the geometry, planning, and construction involved, author Andy Engel takes the reader from a simple structure of framing lumber to a set of stairs fit for a king. From building and installing railings to using off-the-shelf stair parts, Building Stairs lays out the process clearly and completely. All the reader needs to is a router, saw, drill, and level. This elevating book fills in all the rest — step by step by step.

Book News Annotation:

Reprints 21 articles and accompanying color photographs published in Fine homebuilding magazine that illustrate how to measure, cut, and assemble straight, L-shaped, spiral, and curved stairways, whether inside or outside, and install railings, newel posts, skirtboards, and other trim. The final four articles address the special challenges presented by stringerless stairs and a folding attic stairway.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For Pros, By Pros series: written by professional builders who actually do the work, then offer the very best design and construction advice plus building site-proven tips and techniques.

Synopsis:

Stairway design and construction is considered a cornerstone of homebuilding. To address this important topic, "Building Stairs contains design, fabrication, and installation information for a wide variety of options, from simple, site-built utility staircases to elaborate spirals.

About the Author

Andy Engel grew up near Belvidere, NJ, in a house that his father nearly always had under construction. Woodworking and carpentry were just what you did. When other teenagers were dancing to The Bee Gees and Donna Summer, Andy was in the shop building a dulcimer inspired by a chapter in The Foxfire Book. For a few years after high school, he alternated between college, dead-end jobs, and travel. In 1982, he found his feet and hired on as a woodworker in a pre-hung door shop. From 1985 through 1996, he was self-employed as a carpenter and home builder. In 1996, Taunton's Fine Homebuilding magazine offered him an assistant editor’s position. Andy left Taunton in 2005 to chase a living as writer, carpenter, and building consultant. He now lives in Connecticut, with his wife and two sons, in a house that’s nearly always under construction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561586530
Editor:
Fine Homebuilding
Introduction:
Ireton, Kevin
Introduction by:
Ireton, Kevin
Introduction:
Ireton, Kevin
Editor:
Fine Homebuilding
Author:
Fine Homebuilding
Author:
Engel, Andrew
Author:
Andrew
Author:
Ireton, Kevin
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Location:
Newtown, CT
Subject:
Stair building.
Subject:
Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Carpentry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
For Pros, by Pros
Series Volume:
1228
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.88x8.32x.36 in. 1.15 lbs.

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Stairway design and construction is considered a cornerstone of homebuilding. To address this important topic, "Building Stairs contains design, fabrication, and installation information for a wide variety of options, from simple, site-built utility staircases to elaborate spirals.
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