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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:

This carpentry guide explains the basics of stair geometry and planning, and walks through the process of notching framing lumber for the stringers, screwing down rough treads, and routing mortises in the stringers. The second half of the book moves on to the bullnose step, winders, railings, newels, and outdoor stairs. Hundreds of color photographs are provided. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Detailed diagrams and full-color photographs take readers step by step through the complete process of constructing stairs, from essential tools and materials, through the planning and design steps, through the entire building process, to installing railings and other finishing touches. Original. 30,000 first printing.

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:
9781561588923
Author:
Engel, Andy
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Carpentry
Subject:
Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
Stair building.
Subject:
Finish carpentry.
Subject:
Carpentry
Subject:
Home Construction-Carpentry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
For Pros By Pros
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations, unspecified
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
10.84x9.20x.57 in. 1.86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Detailed diagrams and full-color photographs take readers step by step through the complete process of constructing stairs, from essential tools and materials, through the planning and design steps, through the entire building process, to installing railings and other finishing touches. Original. 30,000 first printing.
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